Feb. 2, 2017 10:00
Researchers at the Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, aren’t separating their work from play. In a recent series of experiments, they used the Kinect, a motion sensor for the Xbox gaming system, instead of costly sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge....
July 15, 2016 12:09
A Nebraska construction firm, Majestic C Team LLC, has agreed to pay a $10,750 penalty for allowing muddy site runoff to flow into a tributary of the Big Papio Creek. The agreement came as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:28
Colorado Cities Join Forces to Manage Stormwater The cities of Pueblo and Colorado Springs are partnering up to battle stormwater. The biggest issue they want to address is flooding on Fountain Creek. Some residents have lost as many as ten acres of land, due to insufficient stormwater management and flooding in the area....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
It all starts with a seed. Before most plants can rise up out of the ground to seek the sunlight, a tiny capsule containing its DNA must be planted first....
March 17, 2015 12:12
The Public Works Department in Kennebunk, Maine, improperly disturbed a protected sand dune during a project to pave and repair a shoulder on a road last fall. Under Maine’s Erosion and Sedimentation Control Law, the sand dune was a protected natural resource....
Sept. 15, 2014 06:31
Elected officials in Belmont, Massachusetts, want to update the town’s stormwater bylaw, and doing so may mean shelving plans for an affordable housing complex. The new bylaw is meant to detect illicit discharge, better control construction runoff and protect the nearby Mystic River watershed....
May 16, 2011 04:52
PRIOR TO STARTING CONSTRUCTION, A general contractor posts that he is accepting bids for an erosion control project. You visit the site to get a feel for the project, measure the property and take pictures so you can work up the costs. While visiting the site, you notice that it is situated close to a stream....
July 18, 2011 04:48
With environmental compliance in mind, a general contracting company was required to find a solution to turn turbid, coal-laden water into clean, clear water prior to discharge into a neighboring trout stream. Not doing so meant facing the possibility of stiff fines and a project shutdown for violations of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...

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