City Bores Water Line Under National Landmark

Colorado Springs, Co. — Imagine standing below a geological rock formation that is so stunning it bears the name, Garden of the Gods. With that in mind, envision having to construct a water pipeline across this national landmark without disturbing its beauty or alarming the citizens who admire it on a daily basis. Caretakers are so particular about the delicate environment of the park that they cut the grass with a team of horses pulling …

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Innovation Spells Boom for Canada

Edmonton, Alberta — The attitude in Alberta Canada is reminiscent of the turn of the century gold rush in Alaska. An oil boom has caused the commotion and the only problem seems to be that it takes more than a pickaxe and shovel to seek ones fortune. It is estimated that the province has five times more oil than Saudi Arabia. Until recently it has been too expensive to harvest much of this oil because …

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City Takes Charge of Contamination Problem

The city of Wichita, KS is receiving national recognition for the way they are handling the problem of contaminated ground water. According to John Davis, Supervisor of Environmental Health for the city of Wichita, about a four square mile area of water that lies underneath the city has become polluted over a span of about 50 years. “Instead of letting the situation become a Superfund with the EPA involved, the city decided to take matters …

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