|06/18/2013||Seattle Council Leaders Spurn Mayor on Ship Canal Light Rail|
June 18--Seattle City Council leaders Monday dealt Mayor Mike McGinn an election-year rebuff, saying they would not recommend funding for one of his signature issues -- studies of a light-rail crossing of the Ship Canal.
|06/18/2013||Russia State Bank Warns of Billions in Losses from Sochi Olympics Construction|
MOSCOW -- Russia's state development bank says it stands to lose billions of dollars from financing unprofitable construction projects for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
|06/17/2013||EPA Plan Caps Water Pollutants From Power Plants|
June 17--Like other coal-fired power plants, the Cardinal plant along the Ohio River has huge scrubbers and other devices to trap toxic air pollutants and stay within federal clean-air limits.
|06/17/2013||Burma To Take Foreign Tenders for "Mega City" Project|
Text of report published by Thailand newspaper Bangkok Post website on 16 June
|06/17/2013||Egypt, Ethiopian Officials Meet to Discuss Planned Nile Dam|
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia met in Addis Ababa on Monday in hopes of defusing tensions over a huge dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.
|06/17/2013||Chicago Flooding Prompts Calls for Water Infrastructure Improvements|
CHICAGO _ Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
|06/17/2013||Collapsed Deck in Fla. Restaurant May Not Have Ever Been Inspected|
June 17--A North Bay Village building official said it appears the concrete blocks covering reinforced steel supporting the deck at Shuckers' Bar & Grill had deteriorated and that much of the steel itself was corroded.
|06/17/2013||Xcel Energy Investing $1.8B in Two Minn. Nuclear Plants|
June 17--As some U.S. utilities are abandoning old nuclear power plants, Xcel Energy says it's investing $1.8 billion to extend the life of its 40-year-old Minnesota reactors.
|06/17/2013||Philly Building Collapse Spotlights Problems at City's Dept. of Licensing and Inspections|
June 17--Philadelphia officials have known for years how to require safe demolition of buildings, because they've long had stringent rules for tearing down buildings owned or acquired by the city.
|06/16/2013||San Jose Earthquakes' New Stadium Under Construction|
June 16--SAN JOSE -- There's no name yet, so let's just call it The Other Stadium.
|06/16/2013||Outer Banks Offshore Wind Farm Plan Gets Blowback|
June 16--KITTY HAWK N.C.
|06/15/2013||Contractor Incentives Not Driving Bay Bridge Opening Schedule, Says Official|
June 15--OAKLAND -- Incentive payments to a Bay Bridge contractor will not drive the targeted Labor Day opening for the new span, a Bay Area transportation agency leader reassured state lawmakers Friday.
|06/16/2013||Fracking Fuels Water Fights in Nation's Dry Spots|
SAN FRANCISCO - The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
|06/16/2013||Editorial: Philadelphia Should Aim High With Building Collapse Probes|
June 16--Philadelphia can't let bit players become the fall guys for the shoddy demolition that left six people dead inside a Salvation Army thrift shop.
|06/16/2013||Beyond N.Y.C., Other Cities Are Adapting to Climate Change|
BONN, Germany - From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming.
|06/16/2013||Strong Quake Sways Buildings in Mexico City|
June 16--MEXICO CITY -- A powerful two-punch earthquake shook western Mexico early Sunday, knocking out electricity and cellular phone service in parts of this sprawling capital.
|06/13/2013||Last Settlement Reached in 2004 Pa. Dam Breaches|
June 13--Nine years after torrential rains burst 17 dams in Burlington County's lake region and flooded more than 200 homes, a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the residents is drawing to a close.
|06/13/2013||Experts Say Open New Bay Bridge With or Without Bolt Repairs|
June 13--OAKLAND -- Nothing should stop Caltrans from opening the new Bay Bridge on Sept. 3 as planned, say two of the three internationally renowned bridge and seismic engineering experts commissioned to review its construction.
|06/13/2013||AP: Bangladesh Factories Often Built Without Consulting Engineers|
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers.
|06/13/2013||Deadline Looms for Funding of Everglades Restoration Project|
June 13--With a deadline to secure congressional authorization fast running out, environmentalists on Thursday pressed water managers to endorse a $2.2 billion suite of projects that is a key to finally restoring natural water flow through the heart of the River of Grass.
|06/13/2013||Demolitions Getting More Scrutiny in Philadelphia Area|
June 13--On the Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden, the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store is slowly coming down -- but not without the eyes of city inspectors closely watching.
|06/13/2013||Energy Sec.: LNG Export Decisions Due by End of Year|
WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says he will move "expeditiously" to review about 20 applications to export liquefied natural gas and will make decisions by the end of the year.
|06/13/2013||EU Presents Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety Rules|
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed tougher nuclear safety rules Thursday, amid international debate about the future of nuclear energy and how to secure aging plants.
|06/13/2013||Inspector in Philadelphia Building Collapse Commits Suicide|
PHILADELPHIA - An inspector who surveyed a downtown building weeks before it collapsed, killing 6 people, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound a week after the accident, authorities said Thursday.
|06/12/2013||Window Washers Rescued Near Top of NYC Skyscraper|
NEW YORK - Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued.