Michigan, Enbridge Reach Deal to Boost Safety of Pipelines

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge Inc. announced a timeline Nov. 27 for determining the future of twin pipelines beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. Options include shutting down the lines or routing them through a tunnel beneath the lakebed […]

Keeping the Construction Site Warm, Safe and Productive

By Andrew Martin Creating ideal working conditions for construction sites is more than a matter of comfort — it’s also a concern of safety and efficiency. Cold temperatures can significantly hinder productivity, while proper heating can help keep workers safe and prevent delays if faced with temperature or moisture-related snags. Whether your goal is to […]

Prairie Not the Only Thing Preserved at Midewin

By Bob Okon WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Preservationists are saving more than prairie at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Even many of the ammunition bunkers left behind from the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant days will be kept as the U.S. Forest Service that oversees Midewin tells a story of the transition of the land through history. […]

More than 40M Fire Extinguishers Recalled*

  DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a recent notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. […]

Ohio City Refuses to Give Up Fight Against Gas Pipeline

By Mark Gillispie CLEVELAND (AP) — As a partnership between companies based in Canada and Detroit begins the first steps in building a $2 billion natural gas pipeline, a northeast Ohio mayor is vowing to continue his city’s fight to get the pipeline moved away from his community of 25,000 residents, “as long as there […]