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Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

By Jim Salter ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) – The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation’s effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don’t want high-power transmission lines on their land. Clean Line Energy Partners wants [...]

Building A Scaffold For History In South Dakota

By Lance Nixon PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – It wasn’t that there was no future in farming back in 1938 and 1939; it’s more that there was none present. “We didn’t do much at all because the drought was just ending. Farm prices were low. It was a tough time,” said Elwood “Whitey” Iverson, who was [...]

Nalco Launches 3D Trasar Solid Cooling Water Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Nalco, an Ecolab company, expands its industry- leading 3D TRASAR™ technology with introduction of the 3D TRASAR Solid Cooling Water Program for commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals and educational facilities. 3D TRASAR Cooling Water technology continuously monitors building cooling water systems to detect water quality issues in real-time and dispense precise chemistry [...]

After Missing Jet Saga, Changes Not Assured

By Scott Mayerowitz NEW YORK (AP) – The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world’s airlines – and their regulators – operate. But experts warn this isn’t likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes. For financial and technological reasons, and because of [...]

Past President George Furphy Passes

Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland’s President for 1980, George Furphy, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2013 at the age of 82. A Korean War Veteran, George is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann, and his daughters, Christine and Carol, and his grandchildren, Manda, Alicia and Elisabeth. The Chief Engineer extends its [...]