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Newark, NJ: Planning & Implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Figure 1 ‐ GSI Best Management Practices

TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY
The City of Newark seeks to create a more sustainable city environment, improving the urban design of neighborhoods, the infrastructure serving the City, and health and safety of residents and businesses. Implementation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a key strategy by which Newark can both manage stormwater runoff more sustainably and promote sustainable community design and renewal.

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Leveraging Connectivity Opportunities Around Bob Hope Airport

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Bob Hope Airport Projects

CITY OF BURBANK
BOB HOPE AIRPORT

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Chesapeake Bay: Sea Level Rise Over the Next Century

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Figure 1. Map showing Atlantic coast of the United States with population density by county (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010) placed alongside Late Holocene and twentieth-century relative sea-level rise (RSL)

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Today, relative sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average eustatic rate (1.7 mm/yr). Dated interglacial deposits suggest that relative sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region deviate from global trends over a range of timescales…The sea level for any location at a given point in time represents a sum of factors, including the volume of ocean water, steric (thermal) effects, tectonic activity, and crustal deformation in response to glacio-hydro-isostatic adjustment (GIA) from loading and unloading of continental ice and water masses (Church et al., 2010).

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Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Washington State: Thanks for the Great Transportation Package!

Thank you to Governor Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for passing this monumental transportation package

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The Fight For a Fracking Ban in Upstate New York

Friday, August 7th, 2015
The Fight For a Fracking Ban in Upstate New York

Watch this gut-wrenching and beautiful tribute to one community in “fracking-banned” Upstate New York that is doing everything it can to stop Fracking Infrastructure from ruining its air, water, land, wildlife, people, and history. Will their representatives listen? Ultimately urging action from Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to step in and reject necessary air and water quality certificates before it’s too late, the film asks you to do your part, too.

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Interactive Report: ASCE Gamechangers

Friday, August 7th, 2015
ASCE Gamechangers

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
#GameChangers is a compilation of the best and brightest innovations changing the infrastructure sector…We have surveyed engineers and public officials across the country to identify key game changers across the major infrastructure sectors – how we deliver drinking water, treat wastewater, build roads and bridges, design transit systems, generate and distribute energy, and move goods to market. We’re at a critical moment in deciding how, and if, we will further invest in our infrastructure. Imagine what more we can do if we seize the opportunity to replicate these engineering innovations.

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Santa Monica, CA: Testing the Expo Line Trains

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Santa Monica, CA: Testing the Expo Line Trains

The first passenger train in more than 60 years rolled into downtown Santa Monica on July 29, 2015 as part of the initial train testing for the future extension of the Metro Expo Line….Once complete, the Expo Line, which currently runs from downtown L.A. to Culver City, will be extended 6.6 miles ending at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica just steps away from the Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean.

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Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

On this segment of Chat with the Experts, Kiel Hauck talks with Emily Udell about transportation and road trip tips. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: http://goo.gl/ZvPc7V

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Short Line Rail in Washington State

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Table 1. Washington State Short Line Railroads and Line Length (miles).

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Short line railroads are those lines that fall below regional railroad classification, are at least 350 miles and/or have revenue above $37 million but less than Class I standards, as well as all switching and terminal railroads. Washington State has nearly 1,400 miles of short lines, in both private and public sector ownership.

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Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas

Friday, July 31st, 2015
ALABAMA: AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE

RISKY BUSINESS
The Southeast U.S. and Texas are experiencing an economic boom, mostly due to manufacturing and energy industry growth. But that boom is at risk from unchecked climate change, which could render this region—already one of the hottest and most weather-vulnerable of the country—at significant economic risk. However, if policymakers and business leaders act aggressively to adapt to the changing climate and to mitigate future impacts by reducing their carbon emissions, this region can lead in responding to climate risk. The Southeast can demonstrate to national and global political leaders the kind of strong response necessary to ensure a strong economic future.

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