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Comment period closing for Charleston flood fix plan

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The public comment period for a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers to abate flooding in Charleston, South Carolina is closing. The largest component of the Corps proposal unveiled last year is a seawall that would surround the peninsula,...

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own

Oct. 24, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's...

Corps of Engineers takes responsibility for green lake water

Oct. 20, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.,C. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking the blame for green spots appearing in a North Carolina lake. A photo shared on social media shows the toxic-looking spots on the surface of the B. Everett Jordan Lake, The News & Observer of Raleigh...

Corps of Engineers considers nature-based flood control

Oct. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel. ...

GM building giant battery development lab in Detroit suburb

Oct. 05, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it's building a huge new electric vehicle battery lab in Michigan where scientists will work on chemistry to cut costs 60% over current vehicles and allow people to travel 500 to 600 miles (800 to 965 kilometers) per charge. ...

Judge: Army Corps must review decision on Indiana dairy farm

Oct. 04, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review its decision that a dairy farm built in northwest Indiana to house more than 4,000 cows is not subject to the Clean Water Act. Environmental groups and several residents sued...

University of Alabama opens new manufacturing program

Oct. 02, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The manufacturing environment was once a hot and dirty place, but the workplace is being transformed into a high-technology environment, requiring advanced education and training. That idea put forth by Mercedes-Benz U.S. International President Michael Goebel forms...

'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...