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Explosion A Reminder Of NYC’s Aging Infrastructure

By David Crary NEW YORK (AP) – Even while the cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide. A detailed report issued only [...]

US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) – A small, four-rotor drone hovered over the Washington Nationals baseball players during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration’s permission first. The drone flights ceased the next day.

Japan Sees Future Business In Fukushima Cleanup

By Mari Yamaguchi TOKYO (AP) – There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds [...]

One-Woman Business Nurtures Green Rooftops

By Nick Woltman ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Twin Cities residents walk past Angie Durhman’s work every day, but few of them are likely to notice it. Durhman’s one-woman business designs and maintains greenroofs – roofs that are topped with a layer of vegetation – in the metro area and nationally.

Pepsico Recognizes Motion Industries With A Supplier Of The Year Award

Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, has received a 2013 MRO Supplier of the Year Award from PepsiCo, headquartered in Purchase, NY. Motion was the only company to receive this award in the Other Goods and Services category. PepsiCo’s Supplier of the Year Awards are the most prestigious [...]