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The answer is blowing in the wind: Kansas schools building their own wind turbines

It was two years ago, when he was a sophomore at Eudora High School in Eudora, Kan., that Brock Miller first heard about the idea. He was always interested in engineering while growing up in this suburb 35 miles outside of Kansas City, but he never had thought much about wind power (what kid really does?) Then a match teacher at the school named Scott Keltner was talking to Miller one day about...

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Manufacturing Growth Decelerates in October

U.S. manufacturing continued to expand in October, though at a slower pace than in previous months due to declines in exports and factory production. Business activity in the United States manufacturing sector grew modestly in October, with the rate of expansion slowing down from the third-quarter average and resuming the overall trend of deceleration this year since the February growth peak....

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The Greenest Companies in the World

It's hard being a multinational corporation these days. Not only are you under pressure to maximize profits and boost your stock prices as high as possible for stakeholders, in recent decades, there's a new goal to keep your eye on: corporate sustainability and eco-responsibility. To be a truly green company, an organization has to have a two-fold policy: not only green in its own operations, but...

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U.S. Manufacturers Upbeat about Own Companies

Uncertainty about both the U.S. and world economies persists among industrial manufacturers, yet they remain upbeat about their own companies and have plans to spend accordingly, a new report indicates. Industrial manufacturers' outlook for the next year is a mixture of economic uncertainty and continued optimism for their own companies, according to new findings from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)...

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Onset Releases Best Practices Guide for Finding Hidden Energy Waste

Onset Computer Corporation, a Massachusets-based manufacturer of data loggers, has released Finding Hidden Energy Waste with Data Loggers: A Best Practices Guide. The first step to reducing energy costs is identifying energy waste, and the guide promotes the use of temporary data logging devices to collect critical operational information because it can be done much less expensively than...

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The Clean Air Act - Was It Worth the Cost?

Does environmental regulation impede economic productivity? Is it worth the cost? Political forces are debating this controversial question right now in the U.S. According to one narrative, environmental regulations and that extremist organization, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are killing jobs and economic growth. According to the opposing narrative, big businesses are trying to...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Economy Climbs at Faster Rate

Plus: Durable Goods Decline and Jobless Claims Fall. U.S. GDP Climbs at Faster Rate in Q3 The United States economy grew at its fastest pace in a year in the third quarter, as consumers and businesses increased spending, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce last week. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 2.5 percent annual rate, nearly...

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Go Green At Home And Work with... Mrs. Shrek?

It's great focusing on the big picture of green technology, greening buildings, solar power, multibillion-dollar Obama Administration green scandals, the latest of which involves them giving half a billion of your dollars to Al Gore's company to build cars in Finland that only rich people can buy -- thanks Obama voters! -- but let's not forget that the commitment to pursue a greener lifestyle...

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Light Friday: Now Hiring Workers with a Sense of Humor

Plus: Which Professions Need Coffee the Most and Time for a Workplace Makeover. Which Professions Need Coffee the Most Workers today are putting in longer hours, shouldering heavier workloads and depending more on caffeinated coffee to ease fatigue, stimulate awareness or elevate their mood. Approximately 34 percent say they need coffee to get through their workday, and 46 percent of those who...

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Worldwide Steel Output Remains Strong

Worldwide crude steel output declined on a month-over-month basis in September, yet production remained above the prior-year level and demand is forecast to grow through 2012, data indicate. Global crude steel production dropped slightly from 125 million metric tons in August to 124 million metric tons in September, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reported last week. However, total steel...

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