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Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment

By Stephen Wright LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental regulator resigned Dec. 29, 2015, after elevated levels of lead were found in Flint children during a drinking water crisis that a task force blamed primarily on his agency. Gov. Rick Snyder accepted the resignation of Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and apologized […]

Upgrades to Interstate 35 in Waco Could Affect Footbridge

By J.B. Smith WACO, Texas (AP) — Crossing the narrow footbridge over Interstate 35 at South Eighth Street can be a startling experience, like walking on a log over a roaring cataract of cars and trucks. But for Hannah Foster, it’s just the daily commute to class. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the college sophomore uses […]

Israel Harnessing Sunshine With World’s Tallest Solar Tower

By Isaac Scharf and Alon Bernstein ASHALIM, Israel (AP) — In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation’s power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world’s tallest […]

IU Students Still Figuring Out New Engineering Major

By Michael Reschke | The (Bloomington) Herald-Times BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If you don’t understand exactly what Indiana University’s new intelligent systems engineering major is all about, you’re not alone. “At this point, a lot of us aren’t sure,” said Anthony Tugman, a freshman from Schererville, Ind. He and his peers have just completed their […]

Flint Hires Arcadis to Plan Water Distribution System Improvements

FLINT, Mich. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcadis (EURONEXT:ARCAD), leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been selected by the City of Flint, Mich., to prepare a Water Distribution System Optimization Plan under a contract worth approximately $800,000. The plan is intended to guide improvements for the distributed water quality, sustainability and […]