The Columbia River Crossing in its current form is dead (maybe). What happens now? The 2015 Legislative Session has been touted to be the next opportunity for a big transportation package. What might that look like absent the CRC? Here are a few possibilities: An urban transportation agenda. Show More Summary
Governor Kitzhaber has finally pulled the plug on the costly, risky Columbia River Crossing boondoggle. No games this time, according to spokeswoman Rachel Wray: “No equivocation... It’s over.” In the end, courage from the Oregon Senate...Show More Summary
For our second Science Graphic of the Week, we bring you some beautiful views of some bad news. The images in the gallery above show how pulses of warm water, dumped into chilly Arctic seas by rivers crossing continents, are...
The runway success of the High Line has sparked trendy rail-to-trail conversions across the country. Now D.C. is offering its own twist: A park on a span of decommissioned freeway that crosses the Anacostia River. Maybe they'll call it the "Highway Line." Read more...
Sergei Terekti presents [ru] a photo essay about his recent trip to Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan's own smaller version of the Grand Canyon in the United States: The main canyon is about 150 kilometers long; the Charyn River crosses it. Multiple gorges, valleys, and smaller canyons surround the Charyn Canyon. One of the main...
If you've ever made a trans-Atlantic call—or, heck, used the internet—then you might like to know a few things about the ocean floor. Mighty but enigmatic underwater rivers flow along the ocean bed. And it's telecommunications companies,...Show More Summary
Metro Transit officials say no one was injured when a Northstar train struck a car with a baby boy inside Monday morning at an Elk River crossing.
The Columbia River Crossing was front page news in Salem last week (more on that later), which begs the question, if Oregon goes ahead on its own, how would the bill get paid? The first installment is the $450M that the legislature committed last year. Show More Summary
The Root interviewed Henry Louis Gates Jr. about his recent PBS series African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: The Root: What about the series will be most surprising to viewers? Henry Louis Gates Jr.: I think the most surprising thing to many viewers will be that [the first] African Americans did not arrive in 1619, when … […]
Lower East Side Crossing of Broadway and Fifth Avenue, at 23rd Street, in center the Flatiron Building, completed in 1902. Iced-up fishing vessel Railroad ferry, Hudson River, New York 1940. Sheeps Meadow, Central Park. See more »
Well, at least the half-life of lies being told to support the Columbia River Crossing is getting shorter. In its morning printed edition of February 10, the Oregonian reported that state bridge engineer Bruce Johnson claimed that “no...Show More Summary
Imagine hiking upwards of 30 miles a day; paddling through white water rapids; crossing turbulent rivers on foot; or rappelling down (or climbing up) icy cliffs
DEER RESCUE: "Two deer which fell into a frozen river were saved by hunters in north-western Poland). According to members of the hunting circle 'Swit' in Dybowo (north-western Poland) two deer were trying to cross the frozen river of Parseta...
The D.C.-based chainlet is crossing the river to Brooklyn this summer, less than a year after its first opening in New York City.
Over the years we’ve heard a bunch of untrue claims from backers of the costly, risky Columbia River Crossing mega-project. Luckily, dedicated citizens, researchers and the news media have done a decent, even award-winning job exposing the litany of falsehoods. Some of the latest dubious claims came from Rep. Show More Summary
As Governor Kitzhaber pushes Oregon’s lawmakers to go it alone on the costly, risky Columbia River Crossing mega-project, it might be wise for everyone in Salem to get a subscription to the Seattle Times, Crosscut, and The Stranger,Show More Summary
PBS’ The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, the six-part history series that aired late last year, is set to be released on DVD Jan. 28. Writer and director Henry Louis Gates Jr. is hoping that it has far greater impact than just the sale of commemorative copies: He is hoping that it can be used as an educational tool in schools across the country.
Governor Kitzhaber has written to the Legislature, setting a deadline for a Columbia River Crossing funding deal. Get it done by March 15th, or he’ll pull the plug once and for all. Of course ODOT has given us “it must happen by” deadlines at least twice before, and nonetheless sallied onward. Show More Summary
A week before the Oregon Legislature goes into its February session, Governor John Kitzhaber has made it clear to legislative leaders exactly what he expects to happen on the Columbia River Crossing. In short, fish or cut bait: JustShow More Summary
This morning in Pennsylvania, as a train crossed a bridge, it somehow went off the rails. Fortunately, Train Derails On Pennsylvania Bridge; Train Cars Hang Over River - -