I was at a hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee this week. It was supposed to be a routine budget hearing, but as is often the case with the new GOP majority, lawmakers turned a discussion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fiscal 2016 budget into a debate on climate change.
A proposal released this spring to clarify which waters in the United States fall under the protections of the Clean Water Act is a hot-button issue among industry firms, lawmakers and environmental advocates, and on Feb. 4, U.S. lawmakers took the unusual step of holding a bicameral joint committee hearing to take a closer
I've had a bee in my bonnet about office cubicles for years—even before I lost my private office to a cubicle way back in 1998. Finally, a report is out that substantiates my concerns about the negative impacts of a lack of privacy for so-called "knowledge work."
Are you one of ENR’s Newsmakers from across the years? We want you for a photo op at this year’s Award of Excellence gala. To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the program, we plan to open the evening with a group photo of all the returning Newsmakers from years’ past. A week after the event, we will publish the photo in the magazine and online, with a story about the outstanding accomplishments of our Newsmakers over the years.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.