The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil-well blowout caused dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast, says a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Concrete’s large carbon footprint—that is, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the cement manufacturing process—is estimated to be 5% of industrial CO2 emissions, a source of concern in the battle against human-caused climate change.
Oil pipelines dominated the energy news on Nov. 29, when Canada’s government approved one of two controversial pipelines from Alberta’s oil sands to the west coast, rejected a second and gave a pass to a third, running south to the U.S.
The Dakota Access Pipeline may yet be built. Then again, it may not. ENR consulting editor Tom Armistead offers his insights into the disputed project that has become a symbol of issues broader than federal permitting.
Hurricane Matthew’s rampage through the Caribbean, the Bahamas and up the southeast U.S. coast tested storm and flood forecasters, utilities, contractor preparations and civil engineering works for more than 1,500 miles and, in some cases, found them wanting.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.