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07.11.13 Quality of Living, Infrastructure Surveys Find U.S. Cities Lacking
Vienna provides the best quality of living of any city worldwide, says the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey. Filling out the top ten are Zurich, Auckland, Munich, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Geneva, Copenhagen, and - tied for tenth...
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07.09.13 PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. - a GBA-Member Firm
PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. is celebrating over 30 years of providing Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Environmental Consulting, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Health & Safety, and Natural Resource services through our eight Northwe
07.08.13 Yes, Virginia: That Was One Heckuva Quake
U.S. Geological Survey scientists have discovered that last year's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia - the largest eastern U.S. earthquake in more than 100 years - triggered landslides at distances four times farther, and over...
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07.03.13 Eight of Ten Americans Want Better Transportation Infrastructure
A new survey shows that 77% of American citizens favor the "rebuilding" or "modernization" of U.S. infrastructure. The Clarus Research Group conducted the survey on behalf of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The survey...
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07.01.13 DOCTOR ENGLISH: Keeping It Simple
"You, too, can have the vocabulary of a Harvard English major." You've probably seen that advertisement in airline magazines, suggesting that you, too, can develop knowledge of words that other people don't know, making them...
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06.27.13 Invest in Transportation Infrastructure Now, Says Treasury Department Study
Average American families spend more than $7,600 a year on transportation; more than they spend on food and more than double what they spend on out-of-pocket health-care costs. So says A New Economic Analysis of Infrastructure...
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06.24.13 Tiny California Fishing Village Invests $54 Million To Make Itself Tsunami-Proof
"Many ports on the West Coast are in denial as to their tsunami hazard." So said Professor Costas E. Synolakis, Ph.D., director of the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California. But that observation most certainly does not apply...
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06.20.13 EDITORIAL: Showing Up
The world is run by those who show up. Geoprofessionals - along with most other scientists and engineers - don't show up. Oh, they're there all right, behind closed doors, hiding from the limelight for fear, perhaps, the limelight may be a form of...
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06.17.13 $32-Billion Quake Will Cripple Oregon, Study Finds. Geoprofessionals Needed.
"Very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon's future," say the authors of The Oregon Resilience Plan: Reducing Risk and Improving Recovery for the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami (still in draft at the time of this writing), "and our...
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06.13.13 FROM THE BENCH: ELD in Arizona
The economic-loss doctrine (ELD) holds that third parties may not sue professionals in tort (as for professional negligence or negligent misrepresentation) when the damages are purely economic. The doctrine embodies the belief of many...
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