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Georgia signs contract to pull disputed water from lake

Jan. 25, 2021 11:31 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that for the first time formally ratifies the rights of two suburban Atlanta counties to use Lake Lanier for drinking water. The lake northeast of Atlanta, formed by damming the Chattahoochee River, has been used...

Estimated cost of Honolulu flood project doubles to $650M

Jan. 24, 2021 11:26 AM EST

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the cost estimate for a flood prevention project in Hawaii has doubled, striking another blow to the effort. The Corps said a financial analysis on Friday has raised the cost of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project to more than $650...

Developer files appeal with Army Corps over mine rejection

Jan. 23, 2021 11:48 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The developer of the Pebble Mine in Alaska has filed an appeal with the Army Corps of Engineers that asks the agency to reconsider the developer's application to build a gold mine upstream from Bristol Bay. The Army Corps of Engineers rejected Pebble Limited Partnership's...

U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth

Jan. 23, 2021 8:33 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built it. The satellite, called CAPE-3, carries a chip designed and built by students at the University of...

Agency appeals order blocking Savannah River dam removal

Jan. 22, 2021 9:41 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is appealing a federal court decision that says it can't demolish a dam on the Savannah River. The Augusta Chronicle reports the agency gave notice this week that it would appeal a November decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel blocking the...

Mastering engineer Emily Lazar poses for a portrait in New York on Dec. 28, 2020. Lazar is nominated three times in the album of the year  category thanks to her work on albums from HAIM, Coldplay and Jacob Collier. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on March 14. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

Jan. 21, 2021 12:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Martin admits that Coldplay’s latest album could have sounded terrible if it wasn’t for one person — mastering engineer Emily Lazar. Like the musical magician she is, Lazar added her special touch to the band’s eighth album “Everyday Life,”...

FILE - This Sept. 24, 2019 photo shows former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, right, in front of his attorney, Miles Ehrlich, outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco.  President Donald Trump has pardoned Levandowski, who plead guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. Levandowski was among the more than 140 people included in a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.   (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

Trump's pardon blitz keeps ex-Google exec out of prison

Jan. 20, 2021 5:19 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera took an unexpected twist on Wednesday after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets shortly before joining Uber. Trump's surprise pardon of Anthony Levandowski enables him to...

Corps gets $12M, could pay $2.1B for hurricane protection

Jan. 19, 2021 5:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is getting nearly $12.5 million to help build a Louisiana hurricane protection system and could pay $2.1 billion of the expected cost, officials said. Three Republicans in Louisiana’s congressional delegation announced approval of the construction...

Col. Robert Hilliard, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, speaks during a press conference Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District facility in Vicksburg, Miss. (Tim Reeves/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Analysis: Mississippi pump fight unresolved as Trump departs

Jan. 17, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration. Four conservation groups are suing the Environmental Protection...

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker speak during a press conference Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District facility in Vicksburg, Miss. (Tim Reeves/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

Jan. 15, 2021 6:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the start of construction could be years away — if it happens at all. Conservation groups sued the...