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What You Should Know About Megaprojects and Why: An Overview by Bent Flyvbjerg

This paper takes stock of megaproject management, an emerging and hugely costly field of study. First, it answers the question of how large …

Human History

Death toll among Qatar’s 2022 World Cup workers revealed

Nepalese migrants building the infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup have died at a rate of one every two days in 2014 – despite Qatar’s promises to improve their working conditions, the Guardian has learned.

The figure excludes deaths of Indian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers, raising fears …


Review: 'The Great Invisible' delves into Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Investigating the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the documentary "The Great Invisible" gives voice to many of the previously nameless and faceless victims of the disaster. Some worked on the oil rig that fateful day; others have suffered its environmental …


As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.

That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty …


Bad assumptions cost HART millions in new change order costs

Frustrations mounted at the Honolulu Authority of Rapid Transportation (HART) board meeting today as members approved an additional $14 million in …


Keystone pipeline alternative faces $1-billion gas feud that could kill Energy East project

TransCanada will have to spend $1 billion more than planned on an oil pipeline to Canada’s Atlantic Coast if natural gas customers get their way, a …

Feds: Engineer's sleepiness caused derailment

NEW YORK (AP) — A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing a derailment last year that killed four people and injured more than 70, federal regulators said Tuesday.

William Rockefeller's sleepiness was due to a …


Sasol Says U.S. Cracker Costs to Shape GTL Plant Decision

Sasol Ltd. (SOL) said a decision on whether to proceed with a U.S. facility to turn natural gas into transportation fuels will depend on cost …

6 Must-Try Regional Barbecue Sauces! Plus, the BEST BBQ Sauce Recipes

Tell me the kind of barbecue sauce YOU like, and I'll make a pretty accurate guess where you live. There are almost as many unique regional barbecue sauces that are as distinctive accents, y'all. Every aspiring pit master should be familiar with them. Or at least know how spill them strategically …


An Apple a Day ... Takes Your Barbecue to the Next Level! Plus, the Three Best BBQ Sauce Recipes to Try Now

It looked like a charcoal marble at first glance and it stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a carbonized crab apple on a Stone Age hearth in the southwest of France -- visceral proof of the common bond we moderns share with our prehistoric ancestors: our passion for -- make that obsession with -- …


To Brine or Not to Brine? That is the Question

Brining is becoming more and more popular, particularly with poultry. There is little debate as to whether or not to brine a chicken or a turkey. …


Grilled Desserts | Food & Wine

How to Make a Crispy Hash Brown Waffle

How the Pros Cut Carrots

How to Poach a Dozen Eggs

More Amazing Techniques

An Amazing Crispy Potato Thing

Jamie Bissonnette's Origin Story

World's Best Wine Values

Cooking Lessons from Jacques Pépin


7 Things That Are Better Grilled Over Charcoal

While not all chefs prefer charcoal over gas (Tom Mylan makes a pretty convincing argument for gas grilling), the majority do. That’s because grilling over charcoal infuses the meat, fish or vegetable with a delicious smokiness that you just won’t get if you’re using a gas grill.

If you’re worried …


Berlin Tegel: The airport that refuses to die

It's Friday afternoon and Berlin Tegel Airport is overwhelmed.

Several flights are delayed and passengers crowd the terminal, scowling at the departure screens and tapping away at their smartphones in frustration.

It's not a typical scene at Tegel but hardly a surprising one.

The airport was built 40 …


A Proposal to Improve Penn Station by Moving Madison Square Garden

The Amtrak departures board in Penn Station, New York. Joe Shlabotnik / FlickrMoving Madison Square Garden three blocks away to a U.S. Postal Service …

Penn Station

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

The binding decision came after heated discussions at a summit in Brussels, as some members had argued that their varied interests should be protected.

Correspondents say the final deal …

Sydney CBD & South East light rail preferred bidder named

AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government named the Connecting Sydney consortium as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to build and operate Sydney’s …

World’s 1st carbon capture power plant switches on in Canada

Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels …


Sambal Chicken Skewers Recipe - Bon Appétit

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Whisk brown sugar, vinegar, chili paste, fish sauce, Sriracha, and ginger in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Thread 4 or 5 chicken pieces onto each skewer.

Transfer marinade to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until reduced by …

Construction employment grows in most US states

Construction employers added jobs in 39 US states in the last year, according to a new analysis of government data by Associated General Contractors …

New Jersey

Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The past few years have been California's driest on record. Forecasters predict that punishing droughts like the current one could become the new norm.

The state uses water rationing and a 90-year-old water distribution system to cope until the rains come. The system is a huge network of dams, …


Can a $5.4-billion tunnel plan fix the notorious 710 gap?

Officials have long blamed the unfinished 710 Freeway for congestion on nearby freeways and local streets. Opposition from cities led by South Pasadena has always quashed finishing the 710, but now, authorities are considering extending it with 4.9-mile-long twin tunnels. Light rail, enhanced bus …



Mysterious object halts construction of Seattle's $3 billion tunnel

Deep below Seattle's picturesque waterfront, a subterranean drama is unfolding. A five-story drill named Bertha has been carving a new tunnel as part of a $3.1 billion plan to construct a highway beneath the city. On December 6th, drilling stopped. Something is blocking Bertha. Could it be a giant …


How to Make Fish Tacos: A Step-by-Step Guide - Bon Appétit

When the topic of fish tacos came up in a staff meeting, you would have thought we were talking about Obamacare, not a recipe. Opinions were strong, tempers flared. People argued about grilled versus fried, and what, exactly, belongs in the batter (is a bouillon cube the secret?).

We listened, we …

9 Grilled Steaks That Are Perfect for Tailgating

An ideal tailgating setup is portable and minimal: That means there’s probably no high-tech digital thermometer to tell you when your steak is a perfect medium-rare. But fear not. In this week’s video from Panna, chef Daniel Patterson reveals how to tell how done a steak is simply by comparing how …


Tips to Grill Your Thanksgiving Turkey and Trimmings

(StatePoint) Thanksgiving can mean too many cooks in the kitchen, so consider taking some prep outside. While grilling is usually associated with …

Grilled Game Hens with Four Herbs Recipe - Jonathan Benno | Food & Wine

• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped marjoram
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
• 4 Cornish game hens or poussins, backbones cut out
• Salt and freshly ground pepper

Light a …


An Outdoor Grill You Can Cook and Eat At - Design Milk

Imagine not being stuck outside manning the grill all by yourself at your next BBQ. The Grazing Grill lets you and your guests cook and dine together …

If the Weather's Warm, Try These Fall Veggies On the Grill

Plenty of people store the grill away as soon as Labor Day wraps up. The 3-day weekend may mark the end of summer, but it needn't, in most places, …