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Four Companies Helping You to Help the Environment

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A map showing the projects that can get your vote towards funding on Greenvolved.

In a time when environmental issues are close to the hearts of many, some companies are making it easier for individuals to make a real difference. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Challenges of Building Sedalia’s Regional Airport

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Cred: monzaevo/Flikr

We take a look at the new runway project in Sedalia, Missouri and the challenges of reconstructing airport runways in rural areas—and how projects like these can deal with the various environmental issues that they face in eco-friendly ways.
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The Growth of Natural Gas Markets

Natural Gas Pipeline

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America has a lot to gain from Natural Gas as a fuel for the future, not only to help relieve us of our dependence on foreign oil, but also to decrease our emissions and impact on the environment. We look at the significant roadblocks to the broader distribution and use of this miracle natural resource.

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Will Congress Update Hardrock Mining Laws This Time Around?

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A proposed reform to a 142 year-old hardrock mining bill, sponsored by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), updates the archaic regulations on hardrock mining on public lands. Read the rest of this entry »

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New EPA Coal Regulations: Big Changes that Might Not Work

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Janet Lindenmuth/Flickr

We examine the EPA’s latest regulations and what they mean Read the rest of this entry »

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Coal Transportation: Recent Rise in US Commodity Mining Impacts Railroad Traffic, the Environment, and the Economy

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Tommy Franklin/Flickr

While coal trains are ultimately better for the environment than transit alternatives, the introduction of additional coal dust into the landscape raises concerns. Recent studies have inspired the development of environmentally-friendly products to treat the coal and equipment and reduce the negative impact of dust, helping the booming mining industry comply with emerging, stricter regulations

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Whose Responsibility Is It to Maintain a Right-of-Way?

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Mel Stoutsenberger/Flickr

Maintaining a right-of-way for public access or utility companies is the duty of the land owner. Users of the property must also exercise due care restoring the land to its original state if damaged. Responsible parties should understand the elements of maintenance required, and the precautions they can take to avoid the harmful effects of soil erosion on their access-land. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suppressing Dust on Gravel Roads

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davebloggs007/Flickr

After much protest, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador will resume its dust control measures. Is this the start of change on a larger scale?
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A Long and Bumpy Road: The Federal Highway Trust Fund’s Impending Gridlock

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Tiberiu Ana/Flickr

The looming U.S. Federal Highway Trust Fund fiscal crisis is threatening the safety and security of the nation’s transit infrastructure Read the rest of this entry »

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Calculating the Costs of the Gravel Runway Life Cycle

Fairisle airport

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Gravel runway life cycles can prove to be very costly, however there are ways to manage costs through life cycle assessments and certified techniques that can also extend these life cycles.

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