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  • Orland Park's proposed 2015 budget more than doubles spending on capital projects

    Orland Park's proposed 2015 budget more than doubles spending on capital projects
    The proposed budget Orland Park trustees agreed on at a budget hearing last week includes $39.7 million in spending on capital improvements, more than double the $16.8 million budgeted in 2014. "It's a significant amount for one year," said finance...
  • 19 workers trapped in mine collapse in southern Turkey

    Nineteen miners were trapped Tuesday after a coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed following a flood inside the mine, local media reported. Rescue teams and medics were sent to the mine in the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, about 70 miles)...
  • Officials prep for seasonal tides

    Officials prep for seasonal tides
    As seasonal high tides hit their peak in October and November, the impact can cause millions of dollars in damage. This is exactly why coastal cities like Fort Lauderdale already have a plan. The city has been implementing various programs to protect...
  • After India's 2013 floods, key Hindu pilgrimage towns deserted

    After India's 2013 floods, key Hindu pilgrimage towns deserted
    Deserted hotels, barren shops, only the occasional tourist and barely any traffic. The scene is an unusual one for Badrinath, one of India's most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites, home to a centuries-old temple that features a black stone idol of the...
  • Is Chetwin Terrace flooding a thing of past?

    Is Chetwin Terrace flooding a thing of past?
    When a fast, soaking rain dumps on Chetwin Terrace, an anxiety gets into Roy Roth's bones because he knows the next few hours will bring water. And not gentle rainwater, but a fast and rushing kind of water that's been funneled through storm drains...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats

    Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats
    Build a metropolis atop a once-swampy lowland and you wind up not only with questions of water quality, but also of commerce and drainage. Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District deal with these issues and a host of environmental...
  • Allentown plans solution for flood-prone West End

    Long-suffering victims of flooding in Allentown's West End theater district may get some relief under a plan presented by city consultants. Engineers have recommended several changes, including lowering Albright Street and a possible secondary storm...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort

    Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort
    A ruptured hot water line at a Universal Orlando resort sent two guests to the hospital and caused the evacuation of several others Tuesday morning, officials said. "All guests who have been directly impacted by this have been relocated to other rooms,"...