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Global Steel Slump With Roots in China Shakes Mining Towns

By Steve Karnowski AURORA, Minn. (AP) — It’s been almost 10 months since an iron plant closed near Aurora, a century-old mining community in northeastern Minnesota. The only dentist retired in June, and nobody would take over his practice. The only drug store closed in August. And in January, the town of 1,600 residents lost […]

Report Says Cleaning Iowa Water Would Create $691 Million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University report says the governor’s $4.7 billion proposal to improve Iowa’s water quality over three decades would create 2,800 jobs annually and generate $691 million in economic activity. The Des Moines Register reports that Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed extending a tax that supports schools and then […]

All Systems Go: Bell & Gossett Products Help Power Ultra-Efficient Energy Lab

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado The idea that the heat thrown off by supercomputers could be captured and turned into a radiant heat supply for an entire building is just the kind of thing researchers hypothesize about at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. So when it came time […]

CPSC Issues Statement Regarding ATSDR Laminate Flooring Report

In March 2015, Chairman Elliot Kaye announced that CPSC was opening an investigation into the safety of formaldehyde in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring manufactured in China. CPSC staff purchased samples of the flooring and hired certified laboratories to conduct chamber tests that most closely replicate in-home exposure scenarios. Those test results were shared with the […]

Chillin’ in Punta Cana

A dramatic rise in the popularity of the Dominican Republic as a resort destination has led to the expansion of the principal airport serving the island’s eastern provinces,Punta Cana International Airport. With over 6,500 visitors arriving at this facility daily, Punta Cana serves as a destination for 53 different airlines from over 40 countries. The […]