Decades more work will be required to deal with sediment flow from Mount St. Helens into the Cowlitz River, per the Army Corps of Engineers. One of the main concerns is that shipping berths on the Columbia River waterfront may be blocked by the continued flow of volcanic sediment.
New Orleans is sinking even faster than the surrounding waters are rising, creating an urgent situation for Louisiana if it hopes to preserve the city and coastal areas, Susan Buchanan writes. The state's regularly updated 50-year, $50 billion Coastal Master Plan with hard and green solutions is making progress, but some argue that more is needed, as well as more funding.
The fate of Southern California's Buena Vista Lagoon hangs in the balance, as the San Diego Association of Governments will consider a restoration plan next week. A number of issues have hampered previous efforts, but a new report offers four possible ways forward, including a proposal to remove a weir and adjust the inlet and channel to allow tides to flow in and out.
Discussion of a disputed conservation initiative in California's Napa Valley was dodged as planning commissioners reviewed regulations governing streams, woodlands and reservoirs that provide drinking water. The missing initiative, Measure C, would also protect watershed and oak woodlands.
Gamma spectroscopy detectors have been delivered to Egypt and Senegal to help assess and address their severe soil degradation. The devices, provided through the International Atomic Energy Agency's technical cooperation program, will help pin down the degradation's contributing factors, which can include land exploitation, unsustainable agriculture and extreme weather.
Sediment and pollution flowing from rivers in the Australian state of Queensland are threatening the health of Moreton Bay, a major tourist attraction. The problem is compounded by a careless attitude among residents who appear to have expressed little interest in cleaning up area waterways, including the Brisbane River.
Learn how to "Make a Difference by Loving What You Do" from the IECA Annual Conference keynote speaker, Kenneth MacKenzie, PE. MacKenzie who is the Executive Director of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in Denver, will dive deeper into not necessarily doing what you love, but learning what it takes to love what you do. Register now to remember why you love what you do.
The frigate HMCS Calgary, which is involved in Canada's effort to contain Chinese influence in the Western Pacific, is practicing sub chasing as part of the biggest exercises staged by the allies in and around Japan. "It's a steady progression toward a mutual agreement to make sure we can share information, share logistics and be able to cooperate at a moment's notice should our navies require," Calgary commander Blair Saltel said.
An F/A-18 Super Hornet with mechanical problems became the second aircraft from the carrier USS Ronald Reagan to crash in less than a month. The Hornet's two aviators were rescued unharmed from the Philippine Sea.
Raytheon Missile Systems will handle procurement of guidance systems for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA anti-ballistic missile interceptor under a $74.8 million contract modification. Also covered under the modification are testing, qualification and integration services.
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