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  • Surf's up! (4 miles inland)

    Austin's NLand Surf Park will be housed in a man-made lagoon, where waves replenished by rainwater will crest at 1, 4, and 6 feet. The entire project's expected to take eight months to complete.

  • $1.6 billion: EPA's largest-ever Clean Water Act loan

    To protect the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, a California wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded to remove virtually all ammonia. The $2 billion is expected to take eight years.

  • Wet wipes maker must prove products are 'flushable'

    The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Nice-Pak Products Inc. to stop advertising moist toilet tissue as flushable unless the company substantiates that the product disperses in a “sufficiently short amount of time.” This is at least the second legal challenge regarding a major source of...

  • State, local DOTs to study congestion pricing

    FHWA is giving five government entities $3 million to evaluate “cordon pricing,” currently used in London and Singapore, and an insurance program that charges users according to mileage driven instead of a flat rate. See who the grant recipients are here.

  • Engineers, contractors have a blast. Literally.

    To test material and soil strength, California's high-speed rail authority detonated four blasts, each with a greater amount of nitrocellulose explosive, on concrete pilings fitted with sensors.

  • We're not sure if this is a good or bad thing

    The National Resources Defense Council is tracking each state's efforts to reduce leakage from public drinking water systems. This map is based on American Water Works Association protocol.

  • Man vs. electricity vs. bridge vs. train: which will win?

    The Tappan Zee Bridge is being built within yards of a commuter rail line with an electrified third rail without affecting the daily schedule of 50,000 riders. Soil sensors that gauge track movement are among the measures keeping workers safe.

  • Local, state travel budgets on the rise

    With budgets finally rebounding from the Great Recession, government is once again investing in employee training and education.

  • 24 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) announced the recipients of its 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards recently

  • This SUV can analyze pavement conditions and prioritize projects

    The high-tech system will cost Lexington, Ky., $400,000.