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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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  • On L.A. River restoration, it's time to think bigger

     On L.A. River restoration, it's time to think bigger
    Over a period of several decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encased the Los Angeles River in concrete to protect the region against the kind of flooding that had surprised and damaged the city in the 1930s — but also, crucially, to...
  • It's duck-and-cover day at City Hall as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford visits

    It's duck-and-cover day at City Hall as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford visits
    It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles. Ford —...
  • Threatened Oregon fish may be removed from endangered species list

    Threatened Oregon fish may be removed from endangered species list
    Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list. If the effort is successful, the...
  • Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section

    Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section
    About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal...
  • Federal judge rejects lawsuit challenging Willits freeway bypass

    Federal judge rejects lawsuit challenging Willits freeway bypass
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has rejected legal claims by environmental groups that sued Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stopping construction of a controversial freeway bypass in Willits, Calif. The four-lane bypass...
  • Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears

    Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears
    It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
  • Bluestone Turnpike is remote, scenic river trail in southern West Virginia

    Bluestone Turnpike is remote, scenic river trail in southern West Virginia
    HINTON, W.Va. — The Bluestone Turnpike is one of the best-kept secrets in West Virginia. The 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone National Scenic River in a 1.000-foot-deep gorge between Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park in...
  • 3 resorts deliver eco-cozy

    3 resorts deliver eco-cozy
    Whether you love whales, trees or indigenous people, few travel destinations seem to feel pristine. But for those who want to escape the tourist onslaught and shed the sense that you're about the only one on the planet who hasn't been to a particular...
  • Army Corps' Florida leader honored for Everglades work

    Army Corps' Florida leader honored for Everglades work
    During decades of building dams, levees and other structures that tinker with nature, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ often found itself at odds with the environmental community. But this month, the environmental group 1000 Friends of Florida...