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A Giant Quake May Lurk Under Bangladesh and Beyond

July 14, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world's largest river delta. They estimate that at least…

Corrosive Groundwater Suggests Action by Certain Well Owners to Check Potential Lead Threat

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 13, 2016—Since lead is harmful when consumed by both humans and animals, the National Ground Water Association urges residential…

New Study Shows High Potential for Groundwater to be Corrosive in Half of U.S. States

July 13, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being…

Transportation Planning Research Addresses Pre- and Post-Sandy Climate Change Adaptations

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast of the United States, leaving in its wake flattened dunes, chewed-up boardwalks, washed-out roads, twisted carnival rides, tangled power lines, sodden furniture and toppled cabanas. Scenes from…

West Virginia Road Damage Tops $46 Million

July 8, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290. More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the…

CDC Urges Use of Proven Strategies to Decrease Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities

July 7, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries. Our nation has made progress in road safety, reducing crash deaths by 31 percent from 2000 to 2013.…

Building Resilient Cities Key to Tackling Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

The EEA report ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 – transforming cities in a changing climate’ provides an in-depth overview of actions that urban planners and policymakers can take to help lessen the impact of climate change. The report…

U of Iowa Unveils New ATV Virtual Reality Simulator

A new virtual reality simulator will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles. In Iowa, more than 200 ATV-related crashes occur every year, sending patients to emergency departments across…

Data Science Projects Promise to Transform Transportation

ANN ARBOR—On-demand, driverless public buses. Data-driven accident avoidance systems. "Smart" traffic systems that dramatically reduce emissions and congestion. Two new data science projects at the University of Michigan are working toward making these systems…

San Andreas Fault System Shows Sign of Large-Scale Motion

June 23, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

An array of GPS instruments near the San Andreas Fault System in Southern California detects constant motion of Earth’s crust—sometimes large, sudden motion during an earthquake and often subtle, creeping motion. By carefully analyzing the data recorded…