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Can railroads help alleviate California’s 4-year drought?
News / May 4, 2015

Can railroads help alleviate California’s 4-year drought?

  By Jeff Daniels   As California’s four-year drought worsens and water supplies dwindle in the state, an old technology—railroads—could play a role in alleviating some water shortages. “We certainly have that capability today,” said Mike Trevino, a spokesman for privately held BNSF Railway, which operates one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America.

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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
News / May 4, 2015

Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest nations, and its economy, largely based on tourism, has been

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Improvements to flood preparation continue 5 years after devastating flood
News / May 1, 2015

Improvements to flood preparation continue 5 years after devastating flood

By Davis Nolan Published: May 1, 2015, 2:22 pm  Updated: May 1, 2015, 3:27 pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Five years ago, Nashville residents witnessed the beginning of 2010’s historic flooding when Mill Creek inundated Interstate 24 near Bell Road. Cars were covered to their roofs, with motorists barely escaping to safety. Even a portable classroom from Lighthouse

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