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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
  • 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...
  • San Francisco offers site near Bay Bridge for George Lucas museum

    San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
  • 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

    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?

    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...
  • Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake

    Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake
    The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after the heavy rains earlier this week. But when Jim Anderson, the forest preserves' natural resource manager,...
  • 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...
  • 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...