Tag: Climate Change

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Can engineering save nature?

Author Elizabeth Kolbert looks at whether humans — after doing so much damage to nature through the development of the built environment — can now reengineer nature to save it.

Buro Happold sets ambitious company and client climate targets

The global engineering consulting firm Buro Happold recently set ambitious targets for achieving net-zero carbon status as a company and reducing the carbon emissions of its clients.

Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

House Democrats propose sweeping climate change bill

A March 2 House bill sets ambitious national targets for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, boosts funding for drinking water infrastructure, and strengthens dam safety requirements.

Work underway at highway washout on Big Sur coast in California

In January, a 150 ft section of the iconic Highway 1 along the coast of California washed into the ocean. Portions of this coastline are particularly vulnerable to such events.

New Face honoree seeks systems solutions to world water crises

New Face of Civil Engineering Kimberly Pugel has taken her fear of climate change and turned it into positive action.

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

Change agents

ASCE PLOT POINTS SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 Wanting to help save the world is an admirable goal. Figuring out just how you can plug that mission into your career path is the first step. Marjorie Bedessem is a senior engineer for Tri Hydro and the vice-president of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. And she's excellent case study in navigating different career tracks to maximize her...

What lies ahead?

ASCE introduces the research behind its Future World Vision initiative and the outlines of the worlds it envisions.

Passage of Great American Outdoors Act promises greater funding for parks and infrastructure

ASCE has sought an increase in funding for the National Parks Service and other federal land agencies.