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Many workers are interested in pursuing ongoing education to advance their careers. However, while the majority of professionals (85 percent) indicate that continuing their education has career benefits, only 52 percent of those who were offered tuition reimbursement took advantage of the opportunity, a new education survey reveals. Read more


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Major U.S. automakers reported strong sales performance in December, raising total sales for 2012 to a five-year high, boosting confidence in the automotive industry, and setting the stage for further increases in demand through 2013. Read more


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The construction industry is struggling to find a green alternative to cement. Credit: Tino Morchel.

There are few things as impactful to the modern world as concrete. Usage of different types of cement and concrete predates the Roman Empire. Roads, buildings, bridges and more would not be possible as we know it without concrete. Modern civilization as we know cannot exist without it.

However, there are few things in the world with as much negative environmental impact. For starters, nearly all applications of concrete deliberately disrupt the environment — namely, in roads and buildings that require the destruction of trees, grass and natural habitats. Even if we disregarded this fact, the production of cement is still one of the single highest sources of CO2 in the world. It is often estimated that 5 percent of the global CO2 production comes from the manufacture of cement. Read more


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