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Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

A Three-Pronged Approach to Urban Resilience

Philip K. Ryan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Philip K. Ryan

The fact is that is most of us don't sit up and take notice until bridges actually collapse, pipes burst and sidewalks give way. Take what has been recently happening in Los Angeles.

Eugene Mulero

'Where's The Moral Outrage' Over America's Daily Bridge Disaster, Experts Ask

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bridgegate has been a nightmare for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), but it could have one upside for the rest of America: The scanda...

Aaron Sankin

REPORT: Bay Area Bridges Are 'Structurally Deficient'

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.24.2013 | San Francisco

With the controversy swirling around the construction issues on the Bay Bridge and Thursday's collapse of the Skagit River Bridge in Washington state,...

Oversize Load To Blame For Bridge Collapse

AP | MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKER | Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. H...

Bridge Collapses In Washington State

Posted 05.24.2013 | Crime

The Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed around 7 p.m. on Thursday, dumping cars and people into the water, KIRO-TV...

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

Obama & Buffett Bullish on P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami
Michael Likosky

Last week was a big one for public-private-partnerships: On Friday, President Obama fleshed out his partnership plan, which he had announced during t...

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Ecosystems perform a wide variety of important services for free. But many of these ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed by human development. Now, communities need to put nature back to work.

Our Tragedy of the Commons: Austerity That Doesn't Work

Harlan Green | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

All of the 'fiscal cliff' discussions have centered on how to cut government spending on public programs or raise enough revenues to diminish the deficit. But in fact there would be a much smaller deficit if the negotiations included reversing the neglect of our public resources.

Taming the Atlantic: Let's Start Now

Tom Allon | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We're still cleaning up the physical damage -- though the damage to the lives of so many thousands of us will last for years. Let's not wait until this happens again. Let the planning to find "the fix" start tomorrow... literally tomorrow.

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

One Damning Report

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

States With The Most Deficient Bridges

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

If the president's jobs act were to pass, the subsequent infrastructure investment might become a bridge to work for many of the country's unemployed....

Yepoka Yeebo

Infrastructure Improvements 'Key To Recovery' Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The U.S. needs to improve crumbling infrastructure to boost the recovery, according to a report released on Tuesday. The report comes as federal ef...

Why We Can't Afford to Give New York's Richest a Tax Break

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.

A Teen's Third World America

Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the next five years, the American Society of Civil Engineers http://www.asce.org/ estimates that the United States will have to spend more than one...

Top 10 List for 2010: Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Top Huffington Post Blog Chris Matthews: "Infrastructure as Monument" 2. Top Presidential Speech President Obama: "Our Generation's Sputnik Mome...

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy

washingtonpost.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

An Infrastructure Bank: Reinvesting in America

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a National Infrastructure Bank to direct our reinvestment in American infrastructure. In doing so, he returned...

Ed Rendell: Hardest Working Man in Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Governor Rendell has been a tireless advocate of an infrastructure-driven recovery within the NGA and also as co-leader of Building America's Future.

Retro-Hooverites All

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans voted against their country today. Their fellow citizens needed them to act on their behalf and instead they chose to abandon them. Theirs is an ersatz patriotism.