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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Center to Open

By Ben Boettger KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The new visitor center building that the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been constructing since last year at its Ski Hill Road headquarters in Soldotna is expected to start operation on March 25, according to project manager Jason Hayes of the Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Engineering. [...]

Congressional Leaders: DC’s Subway Needs Improvement

By Meredith Somers WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup call for the D.C.-area transportation system. Members of a joint subcommittee said miscommunication and malfunctioning equipment were no excuse for passengers being [...]

TransCanada to seek US approval for $600M Upland Pipeline

By Blake Nicholson and Jame MacPherson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline — this one going north. Industry officials in North Dakota say the proposed Upland Pipeline could reduce reliance on the railroads to ship crude following recent concerns [...]

150-Year-Old Abbeville Church Raising Money for Renovations

By St. Claire Donaghy ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Efforts are in progress to fund renovations to Abbeville’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church. Ann Hutchinson Waigand of Herndon, Va., whose mother, May Hutchinson, is the church’s long-time historian, said the church and its cemetery are on the National Register of Historic Places, but the church also is [...]

Events

NAFA Announces Technical Seminar Speakers The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA®) announced that Garry Blackwelder, Dr. Scott Dee, Richard Vincent and Dr. Jennifer Wagner will present at its upcoming Technical Seminar – TECH2015, April 15-17, in Dallas, Texas. Garry Blackwelder is an Architect, international design consultant and airborne infection control trainer with the Centers for [...]