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'Things are dire': $16B bay flood plan for worst NJ storms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday warned of a “dire” situation that is likely to get worse as they explained details of a $16 billion plan to lessen back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore. At an online...

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

Sep. 21, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers proposed as part of it would hinder navigation and the...

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

Sep. 20, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers proposed as part of it would hinder navigation and the...

University to receive $11 million for cold weather research

Sep. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to develop better material and manufacturing technology to withstand cold weather. South Dakota Mines will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of...

Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi River spillway damage

Sep. 15, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi ruled in two cases that his court didn’t have the authority to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental impact study on repeated openings of a Mississippi River flood control structure. ...

Project to expand, improve I-17 north of Phoenix advances

Sep. 15, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — State transportation officials have begun negotiating with a construction and engineering consortium for a massive project to expand and improve Interstate 17 in the hill country north of metro Phoenix. The Department of Transportation said it has...

Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Sep. 09, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, France (AP) — Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They’ve each produced very impressive magnets. On Thursday, scientists at...

Judge orders action to help salmon, steelhead in Oregon

Sep. 03, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action to improve fish passage at dams in Oregon’s Willamette Basin. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a final opinion and order issued this week, U.S. District...

'As long as it takes': FEMA, other agencies respond to Ida

Aug. 29, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

Hundreds of emergency responders were in place in Louisiana and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had power restoration experts and generators at the ready as Hurricane Ida hit on Sunday as one of the most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S., federal officials said. ...

Sugar growers sue US over Florida reservoir water levels

Aug. 28, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sugar growers in Florida are suing the U.S, Army Corps of Engineers over proposed reservoir water levels they say will be far too low. The federal lawsuits filed this week by Florida Crystals' Okeelanta Corp., U.S. Sugar and the Sugar Cane...