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    Used K-Cup coffee packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source at a cement plant in Canada, rather than hitting the local landfill.

     
  • Ohio water crisis: by the numbers

    Toledo, Ohio, Mayor D. Michael Collins drank a glass to prove the city's tap water is once again safe. But a look at the numbers has water managers nationwide asking whether this recently signed law goes far enough in helping them manage potentially deadly algae blooms.

     
  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

     
  • Highway Trust Fund Crisis

    Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership.

     
  • FREE recycled-pavement webinar

    Earn 1.5 continuing education hours from this Sept. 25 presentation on reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS).

     
  • Asphalt vs. concrete parking lots

    Aug. 6 webinar explains how to calculate total ownership cost (design, construction, and maintenance requirements) for each pavement type.

     
  • Never rely on an old worksite survey

    A state DOT that used a 30-year-old asbestos survey has been fined $56,000 for worker safety violations.

     
  • Show off your water tank! All styles eligible!

    You've got until Oct. 1 to submit a new construction or renovation project for Tnemec’s ninth annual Tank of the Year competition. Any project's eligible as long as it's completed by the deadline date.

     
  • PCA Expands Codes Department; Appoints Hall Manager

    William “Jay” Hall returns to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards.

     
  • 18 public works professionals receive inspection credential

    This American Public Works Association’s certification improves the effectiveness of those responsible for ensuring that infrastructure construction and materials comply with specifications.

     
  • Do you know these six stormwater professionals?

    The American Public Works Association’s most-recent Certified Stormwater Manager recipients work in cities all across the country.

     
  • Sewer pipeline rehabilitation case studies

    Updated website showcases real-life municipal experience with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) for wastewater and stormwater system rehabilitation.

     
  • New law provides relief from deadly water scourge

    In 1987, three Canadians died after eating mussels that weren’t very healthy themselves. The tasty bivalves had been feasting on one of many algae species that have turned the Gulf of Mexico and other coastal waters into “dead zones.”

     
  • Activists, celebs speak out against Detroit water shut-offs

    Several organizations and individuals have made it clear via social media that they want the policy changed.

     
  • 10 states with the most-poisonous water

    Indiana tops this analysis of EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in terms of volume, but Texas is tops for toxicity.

     
  • Cummins claims up to 80 percent drop in carbon dioxide emissions

    Cummins Inc. has developed an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 80% compared with a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck.

     
  • Rural roads 3 times as deadly

    Crashes on non-interstate routes killed 16,161 people in 2012, accounting for nearly half of the nation’s 33,561 traffic deaths that year.

     
  • Highway Trust Fund woes: the word on the street

    As lawmakers scramble to come up with a solution that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke next month, officials, experts, and pundits have been weighing in on social media. Here's a look at the latest comments.

     
  • Paint Detects Damage in Concrete Structures

    Electrically conductive paint detects and reports damage in bridges and other concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond to problems before they become serious. Researchers call it "sensing skin" and say anybody can apply the coating.

     
  • Complete 30 hours continuing education at your desk

    The 11,000 drinking water professionals at the American Water Works Association convention in Boston earned 4,500 continuing education units and/or professional development hours. Couldn’t go? No sweat: You can still earn credits.

     
 
 
 

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