Tag: Materials industry

Infrastructure spending promises boost for industry

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Plans to pump money into rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure could give companies that make machinery and materials a solid foundation...

Longtime Havasupai leader was staunch advocate for his tribe

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A longtime leader of the Havasupai Tribe who fought to protect its resources by lobbying against mining around the Grand Canyon...

Lego makes experimental brick from recycled plastic bottles

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish toymaker Lego has presented its first building bricks made out of recycled drinks bottles — an experimental project that if...

Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up:...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. ...

Agency: Tennessee zinc miner fired for voicing safety worry

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company, claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for...

Pandemic-delayed surgeries share blame for blood shortage

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BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. ...

Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog...

Evacuation order lifted after Illinois chemical plant blast

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Residents near a northern Illinois chemical plant were cleared to return to their homes Friday, four days after officials issued an...

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor...