The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to put climate-change science on trial and is calling on the nation’s chief environmental steward, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to do the job. Now, this is an idea whose time has come!
Was the industry any safer last year? Depends on who you talk to. New data ENR obtained today from the U.S. Dept. of Labor confirms that last year was not just one of the worst years for crane accidents in recent history, it was the worst year by far, while overall construction fatalities are on a downward trend.
I'll give the New York Times credit for a good story on what the Siberian dam and hydro station disaster says about the state of the Russian built environment. Also, the Times has a good photo from Reuters that is better than ones from the Associated Press that appear on ENR.com. Some more photos are in this blog
How's this for stimulus? The U.S. government may be close to suspending the insanely popular, $1-billion "Cash for Clunkers" because it has already run out of money after only a few days of existence, various news outlets are reporting. The program was intended to run through Nov. 1. "Obviously the program has been an...