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A freight train pulling out of the Hess Gas Plant in Tioga, North Dakota, 2013.

Canada proposes tougher standards for oil tankers

Mar 16, 2015
Stricter rules are likely south of the border too.
Posted In: Canada, trains, oil tankers
Around a third of unusable dollars are burned to generate electricity.

How money gets burned

Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.
Posted In: recycling, electricity, Federal Reserve, Money
Gold bars

Apple's invented a new way to make 18-karat gold

Mar 11, 2015
Apple files a patent for "metal matrix composite."
Posted In: apple, apple watch, wearables
John Schniegenberg, principal engineer for Dominion East Ohio, at one of the company’s gas compressor stations outside Canton, Ohio.

In shale country, a boom in quiet

Mar 6, 2015
Businesses that help dampen the noise from oil and gas development are thriving.
Posted In: fracking, oil and gas development, noise

Writers on Water: Tiphanie Yanique

Feb 27, 2015
The author was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and water remains at the center of her work
Posted In: Yanique, water, 'Land of Love and Drowning'
"It's a snowball."

Tallying the economic winners of the status quo

Feb 27, 2015
There is a cost to gridlock, but there are also economic winners.
Posted In: snow, Congress, climate change

How to turn sewage into a product people want

Feb 27, 2015
DC Water considers sewage a natural resource it can convert to a profitable product
Posted In: DC, sewage, treatment

Water and writers: Paolo Bacigalupi

Feb 26, 2015
The author on why water is a constant theme in his work
Posted In: water, Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

Baltimore sewers: time bombs buried under the streets

Feb 25, 2015
The city's sewer system is 100 years old. Some pipes are made of wood or clay.
Posted In: Baltimore, sewage, infrastructure

Under D.C., a new tunnel almost no one will see

Feb 24, 2015
The tunnel will prevent sewage from mixing with water flowing into nearby rivers.

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