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Stormy Weather

Stormwater sector falls short on funding; awaits infrastructure package When snow melts, who handles the runoff, drainage, filtering…who essentially cleans up the mess? As the country restores power and hope following a nationwide cold snap, folks in the stormwater sector await a federal infrastructure package with nervous stomachs. While higher-profile sectors get mass attention in […]

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A Greener Garden

N.J. establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, comprehensive goals If any state should be striving to be “green”, it’s the Garden State. From Newark on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects aimed at improving air quality and reducing the effects […]

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A Survey on Trade Show Safety

This week’s COVID news is finally encouraging. Can we expect trade shows to resume soon? The world is tired of hearing about COVID-19. We all know this and feel it. However, the banner news of the day finally brings news about the subject you’ll want to read: Cases have dropped sharply in the United States […]

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Drone Warfare

There’s a war going on. Can we control it? The undefined morality of drone warfare warrants attention The recent use of drones in a heated conflict raises questions about military application of technology. In the United States, despite current instability often characterized as “unprecedented”, we sometimes have a myopic view of our problems. A larger […]

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The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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The Latest Blow to Restaurants? A Heater Shortage

Patio dining remains the main source of customers as weather turns cold As the restaurant industry continues to grapple with COVID-19 regulations, lukewarm attendance, and a rattled market, the approaching winter already poses a new threat it can ill afford: a shortage of affordable outdoor heating units. While this appears to be a crippling blow […]

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Anniversary Gift

Schneider makes $750K donation to its 20-year partner We may have questioned Schneider Electric a bit when discussing their new remote maintenance platform two weeks ago, but the latest news from the company is nearly infallible. Schneider renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity this year, marking the 20th year of their commitment to making affordable […]

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Remotely Troubling

New services for power distribution, augmented reality from Schneider A new service from a global industrial-electric powerhouse may be exciting technology, but it also sheds light on where the industry could be headed in terms of demand for field technicians. Schneider Electric has launched Remote Expertiseä, a new package of services for electrical and power […]

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Goodenough for a Lifetime

Nobel prize winning inventor of lithium-ion battery, 97, still looking forward How about this for a resume? See below: Dr. John B. Goodenough, Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT-Austin -Invented lithium-ion battery -Served as military meteorologist, U.S. Army, WWII -Oldest Nobel Prize winner -Still working at age 97 Education -Undergraduate degree, Yale University -PhD, Physics, […]

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Purdue’s Pilot Plant

Looking forward to our food and beverage issue As we look forward to our upcoming food and beverage issue, a number of innovations in those industries have caught our eye. This week, we learned of Purdue University’s Department of Food Science’s pilot plant. For some background: Purdue expanded its food science facilities beginning in 1998 […]

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