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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • Garcetti thanks President Obama for 'listening' on L.A. River project

    Garcetti thanks President Obama for 'listening' on L.A. River project
    With new backing from the federal government, city officials celebrated a step forward Thursday for a $1-billion plan to revitalize a strip of the Los Angeles River. After originally pushing for a cheaper $453-million plan, the U.S. Army Corps of...
  • How green can L.A. and its river be?

    How green can L.A. and its river be?
    The decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with a more expansive remake of a stretch of Los Angeles River creates a historic opportunity: It allows the city to reorient itself away from 20th century development patterns and toward a greener...
  • 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...
  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
  • The Chesapeake Bay breeds partnerships -- not just brawls.

    The Chesapeake Bay breeds partnerships -- not just brawls.
    That’s the upshot of a guest blog post in National Geographic online by seafood industry spokesman Bob Vanasse. Vanasse is executive director of the nonprofit Saving Seefood, and his point is that the bay doesn’t just divide people into...
  • Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89

    Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89
    Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Ill., according to the Parker-Reedy...
  • Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration

    Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration
    Illinois tollway officials gave early approval to plans to spend $7.1 million restoring wetlands in Orland Grassland South, one of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's newest sites. Last summer, the tollway announced it would partner with the Cook...
  • City to explore downtown bike path inside L.A. River channel

    City to explore downtown bike path inside L.A. River channel
    An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs. Voting unanimously, the Council without comment...
  • L.A. City Council to review plan for eight-mile bike path connector

    L.A. City Council to review plan for eight-mile bike path connector
    An eight-mile gap in the Los Angeles River bike path could be closed under a proposal that the City Council agreed Wednesday to explore despite concerns about heightened injury risks and maintenance costs. Voting unanimously, the council without comment...