The House passed on Sept. 23 and the Senate approved on the following day a stopgap funding measure that would continue for three more months airport construction grants and other Federal Aviation Administration programs. The extension— the 16th short-term FAA authorization since Sept. 30, 2007, when the last multiyear aviation bill was enacted—is expected to be signed by President Obama. thanks to an extension President Obama was expected to sign. The new stopgap would run through Dec. 31.
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