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July 15, 2017:  Drone video shows reconstruction at Oroville Dam. Getting it right the first time = savings.

June 30, 2017: Aging water infrastructure

June 29, 2017:  Synthetic biology plays role in creation of new products

June 26, 2017: California Big Tunnels Win Early Approval

June 20, 2017: The Pros and Cons of a NY City Surge Barrier

June 12, 2017:  50 California Dams Have the Potential for Problems

June 1, 2017: Largest Remaining Coal-Fired Plant in New England Closes

May 20, 2017: The Mississippi River Basin Model

May 4, 2017:  San Diego Water Board Looking into Pumped Storage Hydro

April 26, 2017:  State-hired consultants echo independent Berkley prof on causes of Oroville spillway failure

April 20, 2017:  Sedimentation predictions could benefit from drone imagery of river flows

April 17, 2017:  Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

April 7, 2017:Proposal could open Reclamation facilities for non-federal pumped storage development

March 27, 2017:  Oroville Dam spillway shut down again as state officials work on long-term plan

March 16, 2017:  What happened at Oroville Dam Spillway, and What Could Still Go Wrong

March 15, 2017:  Tools gauge viability of potential micro-hydro sites

March 9, 2017:  EIA: Energy Production to Shrink This Year, Increase the Next

March 1, 2017: Small Modular Reactors partnering with wind energy?

March 1, 2017:  Trump to ask Congress for $1T infrastructure package

February 24, 2017:  California wants to spend nearly $450 million on flood control following dam emergency

February 22, 2017:  California DWR selects independent board of consultants to investigate Oroville Dam situation

February 15, 2017:  Federal regulators order investigation into Oroville Dam problems

January 26, 2017:  Leaked document hints at hydroelectric power's role in Trump's energy plan

January 16, 2017:  Independent review supports U.K. tidal lagoon projects

January 16, 2017:  NuScale submits design for new kind of nuclear power plant

January 13, 2017:  New York to support upgrades at seven hydroelectric plants

January 10, 2017:  Scientists rebuke Coastal Commission over desalination

January 6, 2017: San Diego looks into 500-MW pumped storage project

January 3, 2017:  Storm surge damage falls $8.3 billion a year in Louisiana's new coastal plan

December 30, 2016:  Diablo Canyon nuclear plant cited for cooling system problem

December 27, 2016:  New ASCE design standards include tsunami resistance

December 15, 2016:  Corps studying new lock between Great Lakes

December 2, 2016: Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Plant in the News

November 21, 2016:  How will politics of U.S. election impact coal industry?

November 18, 2016: Corps investigating steelhead deaths at Idaho's 402-MW Dworshak hydropower plant

November 16, 2016:  MeyGen tidal power site reaches milestone with production of first energy

November 14, 2016:  TVA Sells Bellefonte Nuclear Project to Nuclear Development LLC

November 2, 2016:  ArcLight Capital buying TransCanada's New England hydroelectric power portfolio

October 27, 2016:  North Carolina asks FERC to reconsider Yadkin River hydropower project relicensings

October 26, 2016:  Moniz: Eight Critical U.S. Nuclear Power Issues That Should Be Addressed Now

October 19, 2016: Prototype of modular dam construction technology completed

October 18, 2016:  Supercomputer tackling the menace of jellyfish

October 12, 2016:  U.S. Department of Energy’s Wave Energy Prize to Announce Winners Nov. 16

October 6, 2016:  Massachusetts eyes $1.5b water tunnel system fix

October 3, 2016:  San Diego Diversifies Water Portfolio with Desalination

September 8, 2016:  Swaziland hopes to generate 200 MW of new hydroelectric power through hydrokinetics

September 7, 2016:  Littoral Combat Ship Engine Challenges

September 7, 2016:  EPA Issues Updated CSAPR Rule in Push for Compliance with More Stringent 2008 Ozone National Air Quality Standards

September 7, 2016: U.S. EPA Requires New York City to Address Sewer Backups

September 6, 2016:  Possible Experimental Fish Passage System for Traverse City, Michigan

August 26, 2016:  NYC finds subway-flooding solution with balloonlike plugs

August 26, 2016:  Plans announced for 300-MW pumped-storage project in Scotland

August 16, 2016:  Civil engineer bucked the system, helped solve Flint, Mich., water crisis

August 10, 2016:  Construction to begin on sewer overflow tunnel project in 2017

August 1, 2016:  GE aiming to ‘change the narrative’ on clean coal

June 22, 2016:  Four Nuclear Designs Being Evaluated for TVA's Clinch River Project in Tennessee

June 20, 2016:  NuScale working on design for modular nuclear reactor

June 10, 2016:  NRC OKs Flood Modifications at Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant

June 10, 2016:Turning CO2 Emissions into Stone

May 18, 2016:  DOE reboots marine hydrokinetic energy program to push commercialization

May 9, 2016:  Work of 19th century geologist could help with Louisiana coastal restoration plans

May 6, 2016: Molten salt reactor design uses 96% of nuclear fuel

April 14, 2016: NuScale's first SMR plant to be operational by 2024

April 4, 2016:  BC Hydro's Multi-Million Dollar Effort to Save Fish from Site C Dam

April 4, 2016:  Controversy grows over Calif. Delta tunnels

March 31, 2016:  First GE Hitachi feedwater debris strainer installed and operating

March 23, 2016:  The Future of Nuclear Energy

March 18, 2016:  Decision time for California governor's big water project

March 8, 2016:  Miami-Dade study finds link in bay to Turkey Point Nuclear canals

March 7, 2016:  Ventilation systems show why it's time to challenge dysfunctional standards

February 21, 2016: Equipment in place to retain contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear facility

February 4, 2016:  X-energy developing pebble bed modular reactor

February 1, 2016:  Ocean Thermal Energy Converter Approved by Bureau Veritas

January 21, 2016:  Nuclear Energy Draws Support in Wisconsin

January 19, 2016:  Atlantic Salmon Nests Found in Connecticut

January 10, 2016:  La. spillway opened to relieve rising Mississippi River

December 21, 2015:  NRC Budget to Increase $80M Under Gov't Spending Bill

December 14, 2015:  Eastern Idaho eyed as site for small commercial nuclear reactors

December 7, 2015:  $1M grant to fund turbine testing at Mass Maritime Academy (EPRI/Alden study mentioned)

November 16, 2015:  Officials pitch P3 to speed N.D. flood control project

November 11, 2015:  Experts: Nuclear Power Must be Expanded to Limit Climate Change

November 2, 2015:  Uptick in US Nuclear Capacity Expected Despite Recent and Upcoming Closures

November 2, 2015:  Judge to hear arguments over fish passage at Conowingo Dam

October 19, 2015:  San Diego Diversifies Water Portfolio with Desalination

October 1, 2015:  Hydropower Innovations Make Some Noise

September 28, 2015:  Study: Higher sea levels, stronger storms raise NYC's flood risk

September 22, 2015:  Southern Calif. Water Districts Plan to Build Massive Recycled Water Program

September 14, 2015:  316 b One Year Later

August 4, 2015:  Q&A: A look Obama's climate change plan and impact on states

July 28, 2015:  Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

July 20, 2015:  Officials Float New Bay Delta Water Conveyance Plan

July 14, 2015:  The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defense act

July 9, 2015:  Power, Airflow Issues Plague CDC Labs

June 29, 2015: Supreme Court rejects EPA MATS rule

June 10, 2015:  "Small hydropower" could be a big deal

June 1, 2015:  Flooding has always been a problem in Houston, even with flood controls

May 21, 2015: D.C. sewer, water project to rely on green infrastructure 

May 13, 2015: Particulate-Blocking 'Air Bubble' to be Tested in China

April 29, 2015:  New Mexico and Texas Locations Interested in Receiving Spent Nuclear Fuel

April 23, 2015:  Dominion to close all coal ash ponds in Virginia

April 9 2015: NuScale makes reactor mock-up

April 9, 2015:  AEP set to close 6 coal-fired power plants in May

March 30, 2015:  Coal Gasification in China

March 17, 2015:  Industry seeks FY16 spending boost for Corps civil works

August 15, 2014: EPA 316(b) rule published in Federal Register

August 7, 2014: NRG to invest $500mn in coal-fired power plant emissions upgrades

June 2, 2014:  EPA unveils CO2 emissions rule for existing power plants

June 1, 2014:  Site-Specific Factors Are Critical for Compliance with Final 316(b) Existing Facilities Rule

May 19, 2014:  EPA releases final 316(b) rule

May 7, 2014:  Watts Bar reactor project in Tenn. moves to new phase

May 2, 2014:  U.S. Supreme Court upholds EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

April 28, 2014: Work on $5.2B Miss. clean-coal project to be completed this year

April 17, 2014:  EPA Breaches Legal Commitment to Issue Final 316(b) Cooling Water Rule

April 17, 2014:  $2.3B Dallas water pipeline project advances with contract approvals

April 16, 2014:  Court upholds EPA emission standards

April 10, 2014:  Onagawa: The Japanese nuclear plant that didn't melt down on 3/11

April 3, 2014:  Southern Co. to build CCS coal plant

March 28, 2014:  Siemens, Bluewater and Minas partner on tidal power generation

March 19, 2014:  Lockheed to optimize Atlantis AR1500 tidal energy turbine (Video)

March 14, 2014: A tour of the $5.2B Panama Canal expansion project

March 14, 2014: River geometry offers clues to waterways' past, future, study suggests

March 14, 2014: House votes to block proposed EPA rules for coal-fired power plants

March 3, 2014:  In-conduit hydroelectric power bill awaits governor's signature