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Notre Dame Fire

Revered Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burns down In a shocking tragedy for Parisians, one of the most famous (and oldest) structures in Europe crumbled to the ground Monday after a fire started in the revered Notre Dame Cathedral. As of Thursday morning, questions remain as to whether the fire might have been caused by […]

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Greener Harbours

Seafaring airline pledges to convert entire fleet to electric The world’s largest floatplane-only airline, according to CleanTechnica, Harbour Air will be the first seafaring airline to convert its complete fleet of de Havilland Beaver, Otter, Twin Otter aircraft and lone Cessna Caravan to electricity. These 41 vintage aircraft will be converted to reach a longer […]

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Durham Incident

Fatal gas explosion in N.C. forces authorities to consider recent statistics A major gas explosion in Durham, N.C. occurred yesterday. The blast was fatal, taking one person’s life and wounding at least 17 others. Durham’s mayor said city officials concluded the cause of the explosion was a contractor who breached a 2-inch gas pipeline while […]

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More Than Maintenance

Hotel maintenance employee saves drowning toddler In an unnerving story turned heroic, a maintenance employee at a Daytona Beach hotel helped avert tragedy this week when he saved a three-year old boy from drowning in a hot tub. The man performed CPR on the spot after the toddler had been underwater for around two minutes, […]

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Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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FAA Grounds Boeing MAX

Delayed decision ultimately grounds 74 U.S. airliners Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 jets, of which there are 74 models currently functional in three United States airlines, have been grounded by order of the Federal Aviation Administration. The questionably delayed order came Wednesday afternoon, over three days after fatal safety flaws were found on […]

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3M Xcels

Another “campus” green-light, but this one could be bigger Renewable energy integration can be found in many forms these days. While state and city governments have been some of the most visible bodies to make significant green commitments, getting both thorough grid integration with large utilities and awareness and willingness from residential consumers can prove […]

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‘Virtually’ All is Ashes

Coal ash pollution survey finds 91% rate from power plant groundwater In what it considers the “first comprehensive, national study of coal ash pollution”, a left-wing think tank produced a four-year report March 4 containing harrowing results. The sum of these is that power plant groundwater monitoring data revealed unsafe levels of toxic pollutants 91 […]

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IPS Completes Nuclear EQ

System environmentally qualified through operating voltages up to 7.2 kV North American electric motor and generator repair services company IPS has completed Environmental Qualification (EQ) of its Class F+ and Class H medium-voltage nuclear insulation systems for use in Class 1E applications. Greenville, South Carolina-based IPS is “the first US company in many years to […]

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