Three contracts funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are helping speed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rehabilitation of the Markland Lock, near Warsaw, Ky., on the Ohio River. The contracts come after a catastrophic malfunction put the lock’s downstream gates out of commission. Warsaw, Ky. Photo: USACE Workers rig a crippled gate in the Ohio river’s Markland Lock for removal. A mishap on Sept. 27 put the gate, scheduled for replacement in 2011, out of commission. Stimulus funding is helping the Corps push recovery by letting more parts of the lock rehabilitation program go off at once.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan