March 15, 2017 03:22
A recent visit from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) left the state of Georgia with a ‘D+’ in stormwater management. The grade comes from a culmination of several categories, such as condition, operation, maintenance, funding, future needs and safety....
July 15, 2016 12:09
As the EPA took on a larger role, and Phase II of the NPDES took over, builders of roads, highways and buildings had to follow certain guidelines in order to be in compliance. The EPA began enforcing the requirements to control dust and topsoil from leaving construction sites, as well as the rules of municipal and industrial wastewater discharge....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
At the beginning of this year an end finally came to the drought in Texas. It sustained itself for four years as we watched millions of trees die from lack of water and hundreds of thousands of acres of land turn to desert. When the drought broke, the rains came, followed by flooding....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
Six thousand years ago, a Babylonian king built a monolithic structure to his queen. Imagine ascending levels of sloping terraces, each hemmed in with stone walls, and topped with exotic plants.....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
Property owners in Minnesota have received state grants to help restore flood and erosion damage to their homes and businesses. Although some help is available from the federal Small Business Administration, many homeowners and small businesses could only qualify for $50,000, no matter how large the overall bill for restoration might be....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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