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Stories with subject: Engineering
  • US Army Corps of Engineers stops blue-green algae advisories 
    Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm

    EUGENE, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.

  • Army Corps of Engineers to consider deeper Miss. River 
    Updated: May-26-15 7:05 am

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is once again weighing the costs and benefits of a potential $300 million effort to deepen the lower Mississippi River by as much as 5 feet.

  • Ascension and St. James could team on hurricane levee 
    Updated: May-25-15 4:46 pm

    GONZALES, Louisiana - Officials in Ascension and St. James parishes say they want to work together on a levee and pumps to shield their areas from possible storm surge flooding.

  • 2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:23 pm

    BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.

  • Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.

  • Bike tour to visit Katrina breach sites 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:09 am

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans advocacy group is getting ready for its fourth annual bicycle tour calling attention to the catastrophic flooding that hit the city when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.

  • Surfing for college credit? Florida Tech now offering 
    Updated: May-02-15 1:17 am

    MELBOURNE, Florida - The Florida Institute of Technology would like to encourage Ocean Engineering students to surf for college credit.