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In Louisiana, Corps closes last bays at Bonnet Carre Spillwayupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 16:17:00

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday closed the last floodgates on Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway, which was opened May 9 to prevent the Mississippi River from flooding New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

2 Missouri River levees break near Iowa-Missouri borderupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 22:38:00

Two Missouri River levees broke Monday along the swollen Missouri River near the Iowa-Missouri border, a local official and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

Levee reopens in Baton Rouge; spillway bays closingupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 21:31:00

Pedestrians and bicyclists were allowed back on a Mississippi River levee in Baton Rouge, one of two developments Saturday that showed the flooding crisis in Louisiana was easing.

Levees, towns brace for Missouri River floodwatersupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 18:57:00

Record-breaking flooding along the Missouri River is putting levees and residents to the test, including an Iowa city that hopes an emergency embankment will do the job if a nearby levee fails.

Satellite images show large sediment plumes from floodingupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:45:00

Dramatic satellite images show large deposits of sediment in coastal Louisiana, the receiving end of the massive flooding on the Mississippi River.

Gators become floodwater hazardupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:45:00

Flooding is allowing gators to roam far from home, meaning big business for gator hunters. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Feds start closing Morganza Spillway as Mississippi ebbsupdated: Wed May 25 2011 19:59:00

Federal authorities began closing portions of central Louisiana's Morganza Spillway as the swollen Mississippi River receded Wednesday, reducing the need to divert water down another waterway.

CNNMoney: Spillway flood could cause $2 billion in damageupdated: Mon May 23 2011 15:43:00

More than $2 billion worth of residential properties face potential flood damage from the opening of the Morganza Spillway in Louisiana, according to a new study.

Paddling through flooded ghost townsupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:43:00

CNN's Martin Savidge reports from Mississippi on how diverted flood waters are washing towns away.

Wildlife rush for high ground in flood areasupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:43:00

Please don't feed the animals. Or touch them. Or do anything to keep them from crossing levees to escape rising floodwaters.

Coast Guard reopens section of Mississippiupdated: Tue May 17 2011 21:45:00

Large containers stacked two and three high Tuesday surrounded riverfront properties in Vidalia, Louisiana, Tuesday as residents and officials tried to counter flooding from the rising Mississippi.

Louisiana parish evacuates before floodsupdated: Mon May 16 2011 22:45:00

Mandatory evacuations begin in low-lying areas of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

First bay of Louisiana spillway opensupdated: Sun May 15 2011 18:59:00

The Morganza spillway is opened to ease the swollen Mississippi and avoid damage downstream. CNN's Barbara Hall reports.

First bay of Louisiana spillway opens, in attempt to lower river levelupdated: Sat May 14 2011 20:58:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first of potentially several bays of the Morganza spillway on Saturday afternoon, a move intended to spare some areas from severe flooding while redirecting water into others.

Jindal: Morganza Spillway could open as early as Saturdayupdated: Fri May 13 2011 21:19:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.

Louisiana braces for flooding onslaughtupdated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.

'It's the pungent smell of human waste'updated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.

Resilience and memories run strong in Louisiana flood zoneupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:04:00

Resilience got Louisianans through what's known as the Flood of 1973, and it will again, says everyone from the governor to local residents once again facing the threat of floods.

Looking beyond levees for flood controlupdated: Wed May 11 2011 22:22:00

Andrew Fahlund of American Rivers talks about environmental techniques that can ease reliance on levees during floods.

Residents' fate rests in spillwayupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:30:00

Baton Rouge braces for a massive flood if a spillway opens. WBRZ reports.

Mississippi floods beating control systemupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:30:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the 10th time since 1932. This 7,000-foot structure of gates on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 30 miles above New Orleans, relieves pressure on levees protecting the city by shunting river water into nearby Lake Pontchartrain.

Mississippi River near record levelupdated: Tue May 10 2011 21:21:00

A spillway has been opened upriver from New Orleans to prevent the city from flooding, but in Memphis the damage is done

Worries wash through Cajun country as Mississippi floods move southupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.

Jindal tours Louisiana as waters riseupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.

Effects of epic flood will linger long after water recedesupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

People up and down the Mississippi River could feel the effects from this week's epic flooding long after the water recedes.

Bracing for record flooding in Memphisupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

Memphis is on high alert as the Mississippi River continues to rise. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.

Army Corps battles rising Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleansupdated: Mon May 09 2011 21:57:00

Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.

Despite sunny skies, Memphis braces for worst from surging Mississippiupdated: Sun May 08 2011 20:29:00

Bright skies over Memphis, Tennessee, belied a potential disaster Sunday as a surge of fast-moving water threatened the city and many other communities along the Mississippi River.

Memphis faces epic floodingupdated: Sun May 08 2011 20:29:00

Residents of areas around Memphis, Tennessee, prepare for near-record Mississippi flooding. Barbara Hall reports

Miss. River flooding sets recordsupdated: Sat May 07 2011 22:12:00

Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.

Midwest braces for floodingupdated: Mon May 02 2011 05:54:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on rising waters from a breached levee in Missouri and fears of flooding across the Midwest.

Levels of still rising Mississippi, Ohio rivers at all-time highsupdated: Mon May 02 2011 05:54:00

Persistent, heavy rains have helped swell the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to the highest levels ever recorded, said an Army Corps of Engineers official Sunday.

CNNMoney: Fracking blowback spooks energy industryupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 11:35:00

The oil and gas industry is reeling from attacks on what it considers one of its most important technologies -- fracking.

State of Transportation is 'weak,' engineers sayupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:00:00

As President Obama is set to take stock of the nation during his State of the Union address Tuesday, a civil engineers group gives the U.S. transportation system low grades.

U.S. state of transportation: 'Weak'updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:00:00

CNN's Tom Foreman looks into the state of the U.S. transportation infrastructure ahead of President Obama's address.

America's crumbling water infrastructureupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:34:00

A water main breaks in the U.S. every two minutes. Alison Kosik looks at what is -- and isn't -- being done about it.

Experts: U.S. water infrastructure in troubleupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:34:00

Anita Kramer had no idea that a 72-inch water main in her Maryland neighborhood was a ticking time bomb that was about to flood her home and ruin many of her most cherished possessions.

Bridges, roads, water: A U.S. 'report card'updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 08:04:00

Five categories of U.S. infrastructure received a grade of D minus in 2009 from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Fortune: Wall Street to cities: wanna sell that bridge?updated: Fri Jun 11 2010 11:59:00

Every few years, market chatter about a coming wave of privatizations swells into a sea of noise and anticipation. Inevitably, the wave crashes, and private investors are usually foiled in their attempts to buy bridges and roads from states and municipalities. The details may change, but the basic theme stays the same: politicians realize that selling a toll road to Blackstone is no way to get re-elected.

In search of an earthquake-proof buildingupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

It's a sobering fact: Earthquakes alone don't kill people; collapsed buildings do.

Infrastructure spares Chileupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

U.S. Geological Survey's Mike Blanpied says Chile's modern infrastructure saved the country from complete devastation.

U.N. report: Let's turn foul water from mass killer into global treasureupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 13:33:00

Contaminated and polluted water now kills more people than all forms of violence including wars, according to a United Nations report released Monday that calls for turning unsanitary wastewater into an environmentally safe economic resource.

Safe water for allupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 13:33:00

March 22 is World Water Day, marking awareness for the need of safe drinking water for all.

CNNMoney: Green homes face a red lightupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 04:00:00

Lots of people, especially those trying to battle high utility bills, believe in energy-efficient homebuilding.

'Perfect storm' of calamity, quake expert saysupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 22:58:00

Reginald DesRoches is deploying to Haiti to tag key infrastructure buildings with red, yellow and green markers -- designations on whether they're still usable.

Mixed welcome for U.S. troopsupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 22:58:00

Not everyone was happy to see the arrival of U.S. troops into Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

A plan to reconstruct my countryupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 14:02:00

The rubble that blankets much of Port-au-Prince delivers the deadly verdict on decades of inadequate construction in my home nation.

It could take 10 years to rebuild Haitiupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 07:29:00

The energy generated by the January 13 earthquake in Haiti was larger than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Engineers: Bay Bridge woes show need for critical actionupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 12:10:00

Joe Marshall was cruising across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when a piece of steel and a giant cable crashed down.

Fortune: Stimulus: No quick fix for stocksupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 11:34:00

The word "infrastructure" was once used mainly by SAT tutors and civil engineers, but now it's this year's hot investing theme.

Poor infrastructure fails America, civil engineers reportupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 17:13:00

America's civil engineers think the nation's aging and rusty infrastructure is just not making the grade.

CNNMoney: Your vote, your crummy highwaysupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 06:02:00

The economy isn't the only thing falling apart in the United States. New Interstate Bridge in Minneapolis Opensupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:00:00

A steady stream of motorists crossed the new Interstate 35W "smart bridge" as it opened early Thursday, a little more than a year after the old one collapsed into the Mississippi River and killed 13 people

First cars go over new bridgeupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 11:29:00

The first cars travel over the new I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, a little over a year after the previous one collapsed.

Concerns about New Orleans-area levee easeupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 23:42:00

Efforts to bolster a private New Orleans-area levee that had been in danger of failing because of Hurricane Gustav appeared to be working Monday night, the president of a parish said.

Concerns linger from Gustavupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 23:42:00

CNN's Campbell Brown talks to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about concerns relating to Gustav's impact. Can Louisiana Take Gustav's Punch?updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 10:00:00

As another storm heads its way, New Orleans is still vulnerable -- but not quite as vulnerable as it was before Katrina

Mississippi River threatens more Midwest leveesupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 21:36:00

The Mississippi River claimed new tracts of farmland overnight north of St. Louis, Missouri, as officials warned that the swollen river could breach four or five more levees Thursday around the Gateway City.

Floodwaters surge over Midwest leveesupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 06:50:00

Water spilled over two levees on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, bringing the number of levees compromised in recent Midwest floods to 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. 27 Iowa Levees in Danger of Overflowupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 11:00:00

As southeastern Iowa and other parts of the Midwest prepared for the Mississippi River's wrath, the rest of Iowa began the slow move from protection to cleanup

Aftershocks threaten China quake lakeupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 15:12:00

Authorities expected water to begin draining Thursday from a lake created by last month's devastating earthquake in southwestern China.

Water behind 'quake lake' nearing top of damupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 23:31:00

Authorities in southwestern China watched nervously Wednesday as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it.

In Chinese town, quake shakes faith in school constructionupdated: Sun May 18 2008 21:09:00

The first thing you notice about this small town in China's quake-devastated Sichuan province is that every building is standing except one: the primary school.

Chinese construction under scrutiny after quakeupdated: Thu May 15 2008 06:39:00

Wrenching scenes of survivors being dug out of collapsed schools and apartments after this week's earthquake in central China suggest widespread disregard for building codes in the rapidly urbanizing region, observers said Wednesday.

Troops rushing to damupdated: Thu May 15 2008 06:39:00

CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports on efforts to fix dangerous cracks in China's Zipingpu dam. Katrina Levee Lawsuit Dismissedupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 10:00:00

A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina

Judge raps Corps of Engineers but throws out Katrina lawsuitupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 03:08:00

A federal judge has thrown out a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the failure of levees in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

Fortune: India's rivers are drowning in pollutionupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 08:40:00

At dawn, under the belly of a wrought-iron bridge, 12-year-old Somnath Dantoso drops a dumbbell-shaped magnet from his makeshift raft into New Delhi's Yamuna River. It is a routine he has followed ...

Friends, family recall lives of selfless students, teachersupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 09:10:00

The victims came to Virginia Tech from different backgrounds and different continents.

Family claims cost-cutting led to Big Dig deathupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 13:06:00

The family of a woman killed by a falling concrete ceiling panel in a Boston Big Dig tunnel said Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit alleging that the project's builders put cost savings over safety.

Report: Overhaul system or New Orleans will suffer again updated: Fri Aug 25 2006 10:44:00

The catastrophe caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans could happen again unless the city's hurricane protection system is massively overhauled, an engineering panel said Friday.

Nine rescued, 1 killed in building collapseupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 09:05:00

The president of the Clinton, Missouri, Elks Lodge was killed when an aging building collapsed around him as he prepared for a meeting Monday night.

Fortune: Next stop, Lhasaupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 08:50:00

Pemba Norbu's house is built of mud and logs and covered with woven twigs. The dirt floor is meticulously swept, but smoke billows from a wood-fired hotplate, smudging the low ceiling. Until recent...

Study finds rapid pre-Katrina sinking in New Orleansupdated: Wed May 31 2006 10:28:00

Parts of New Orleans sank rapidly in the three years leading up to Hurricane Katrina, which might have made the already low-lying city even more vulnerable, a new study found.

Is New Orleans ready for another Katrina? updated: Mon May 22 2006 09:43:00

With the hurricane season just days away, officials in New Orleans and across Louisiana are revising emergency plans, fortifying the levee system and preparing residents for the worst.

Official: July until New Orleans floodgates readyupdated: Thu May 18 2006 10:42:00

Massive floodgates designed to better protect the heart of New Orleans from the type of storm surges that breached levees during Hurricane Katrina may not be installed until July, more than a month after hurricane season starts, a top Army official said Friday.

Bush touts $4.2 billion plan for Louisiana homeownersupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 08:50:00

During a tour of the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast, President Bush on Wednesday pressed Congress to pass a proposal that would reimburse up to $150,000 to each Louisiana homeowner who lost a residence to Katrina.

The big blank canvasupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 11:58:00

They still love to party in New Orleans. It's just that lately the laughs come kind of hard. The Mardi Gras season that wraps up this week will have consisted of just eight days of parades and whatever gamy fun goes with them. In most years, it goes on for 12. Marching bands have been in short supply, their members still scattered to Houston and Atlanta. The crowds along the parade routes have been sparser too. On the bright side, that has made it easier to score the strands of colored beads flung by people on parade floats. Hustle, and you could grab 50 or so in just a few hours. Making the most of misfortune -- that's a very New Orleans thing to do.

Who looks after the levees?updated: Thu Dec 15 2005 17:39:00

Finger-pointing that began after Hurricane Katrina over who was responsible for maintaining the levees in New Orleans continued at a Senate hearing Thursday.

Levee plan prompts call to 'come home'updated: Thu Dec 15 2005 13:38:00

In an effort to ensure the levee breaches that put much of New Orleans, Louisiana, underwater after Hurricane Katrina don't happen again, the Bush administration announced Thursday it will spend $3.1 billion to repair the system and make it "stronger than it ever has been."

Your e-mails: 'We can build it better'updated: Tue Nov 08 2005 10:34:00

Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed devastated many homes, buildings and, in some cases, entire neighborhoods, leaving residents and government officials to decide whether -- and how -- to rebuild.

Your e-mails: City's heart is in its peopleupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 10:35:00

As New Orleans residents begin the painstaking task of rebuilding their hurricane-ravaged city, many wonder: What will the new New Orleans be like?

Rita's impact, city by cityupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 11:18:00

(CNN) -- No deaths from Hurricane Rita have been reported in Louisiana or Texas, but early damage assessments are emerging as emergency officials enter affected areas.

Snow: Corps back to drawing board on leveesupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 11:15:00

In New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers was repairing levees damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which struck the city on August 29 and caused massive flooding.

A long-term look at leveesupdated: Sat Sep 24 2005 17:04:00

The levee system in New Orleans is getting global attention because of the breaks caused by Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Rita. And some engineers say those two disasters should prompt a new look at critical infrastructure.

New Orleans has fingers crossed on leveesupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 15:31:00

Metropolitan New Orleans was included in a tropical storm warning Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers fretted over how much rain the city's fragile levees could take.

Engineers: New Orleans 'basically dry'updated: Tue Sep 20 2005 22:05:00

New Orleans, which flooded when many of the levees and flood walls protecting the city failed after Hurricane Katrina, is mostly drained, an Army colonel told CNN on Tuesday night.

Drying of New Orleans exceeds expectationsupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 15:19:00

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Katrina ruptured New Orleans' levees, turning most of the city into a lake as deep as 20 feet in places, officials said water was draining much faster than expected.

Chertoff: Katrina scenario did not existupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 18:01:00

Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.

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Fortune: Open City, Insert Highways As Boston undergoes the most extensive surgery ever performed in a busy downtown, it's putting on a gupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

The bustling construction activity in the photo at right shows just a portion of what Bostonians, with a mixture of pride and annoyance at all the detours, call the Big Dig. Known properly as the C...

Fortune: Becoming a Venture Capitalist, Or a Civil Engineerupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: How does one become a venture capitalist? I have an MBA and am now working in mergers and acquisitions at an investment bank, but what I'd really like to do is get into the venture capi...

Money Magazine: 15 FAST-TRACK CAREERS The hottest jobs in the next decade will fatten your bank balance and enrich your life.updated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

Time was when following a career path was like climbing a ladder. Rung by rung, you ascended in a succession of orderly steps, each one with added responsibility, pay, status and, you hoped, satisf...

Fortune: GOOD NEWS ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE Sure, our bridges, sewers, airports, and roads are overaged and overused. But better management aupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

TO READ the headlines, America the Beautiful has turned into a beast: ten or more may be dead in bridge fall. america is buckling and leaking. garbage barge earth. gridlock! In December, New York C...

Fortune: HERE COMES THE BIG NEW CLEANUP Stunned by evidence of ecological damage, Americans are agin declaring war on pollution. It callsupdated: Mon Nov 21 1988 00:01:00

THE SUMMER OF 1988 will be remembered as the time ''the earth spoke back,'' in the words of one of George Bush's speech writers. The heat and drought, the fouled beaches and burning forests, all se...

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