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The hurricane was one for the record books, but it's how technical professionals are helping the region recover that makes for an even more interesting chapter.

Since the days of Henry David Thoreau, environmentalism has been a noble field, exalting the land and water that our society too casually pollutes and disregards. Engineers who enter the environmental field can expect a work day that brings them in close contact with the earth—taking soil samples and testing air quality are two common assignments.

Energy producers seek to clean up their act while creating jobs and generating profits.

Do something worthwhile with your career at the Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. government, through the Department of Energy (DOE), hosted the biannual Solar Decathlon in October 2009. 20 teams competed in 10 contests to determine which team designed, constructed, and operated the most attractive, energy-efficient solar-powered house.