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Revelstoke Dam

Engineers seem to love rituals, but one unspoken engineering ritual that I love to partake in, is to view the greatest examples of engineering, great buildings, bridges, tunnels, canals and even sewer systems are all possible candidates worthy of reflection. But in my mind, and for many Civil Engineers, dams are an important pilgrimage ritual […]

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The Permafrost Thaws

Article corrected 23rd March 2011. An article from Canada’s North this week may have slipped under the radar due to the high profile of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear risks that are gripping Japan. Recent studies indicate the permafrost of the southern Arctic is deteriorating at an alarming rate. In some regions of what […]

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Nuclear Risk

One disaster after another. It seems that there are few countries that have come through the past couple of years without wearing some damage from disasters economic or natural. Once again, the Ring of Fire has awoken and claimed thousands of lives. Japan has been considered one of the best prepared countries for a natural […]

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Signs of the Times

As we wait to see what will happen in countries like Lybia, where gunfire is being called “Celebratory Fireworks” by the regime, the price of oil once again begins it’s inexorable climb. Down in the US, those charged with making decisions on behalf of the people are wishing that the magic 8-ball had answers for […]

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