Tag: Coasts and Waterways

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Slideshow: Australia plans sustainable ‘living’ structure to help conserve world’s corals

Housed within a sustainable concrete-framed structure powered by renewable energy, a “living ark” in Australia is planned to help study and preserve more than 800 species of hard coral.

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.

Construction begins on NYC waterfront park, beach

A portion of a “forgotten” New York City street will become a new park on the edge of Manhattan, helping soften the city’s waterfront.

ASCE’s 2021 Report Card Marks the Nation’s Infrastructure Progress

The nation’s infrastructure received an overall cumulative grade of C-, according to ASCE’s recently released 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Slideshow: Zaha Hadid Architects-designed art center in China underway

The art center will be located within a lake with a tunneled road extending underneath it. A four-pronged latticed canopy will visually unify the art center’s distinct venues.

Airports at risk from sea level rise could more than double by 2100, study finds

Researchers examining the threat to coastal airports from future sea level rise estimate that at least 10% of air routes could be disrupted.

Canadian cities stop discharging raw sewage to ocean

The 108 ML/d McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant began advanced wastewater treatment operations in December for several Canadian cities in the Victoria region.

Construction to begin on Houston Ship Channel Expansion later this year

Authorized by Congress in December, the Houston Ship Channel Expansion received another boost in January with the award of the first round of federal funding for construction of the project.

New means of assessing tsunami risk to small craft marinas

A new paper in the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering presents a risk framework that can be used by decision makers to assess tsunami risks to small craft harbors.

Slideshow: Underwater sculpture park designed for Miami Beach

Dubbed the ReefLine, the 7 mi offshore public park will also function as an artificial reef to preserve and protect marine life and bolster coastal resilience.