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Tower of Advertising over Miami
The proposed tower, the design of SHoP Architects ( of New York City, is meant to fit in with the soon-to-be-developed Miami Worldcenter and All Aboard Florida's MiamiCentral Station.
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Toro's Recycler(R) All-Wheel Drive Mower Gives More Traction

The Toro Co. Recycler AWD mower delivers power to all four wheels, making it easier to climb hills and power through rough terrain.

May is National Water Safety Month

The NRPA, APSP, American Red Cross and World Waterpark Association are joining forces to inspire safer water practices to prevent drowning and water related injuries this summer.

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Create & Conserve Contest

The Bobcat Company has again teamed up with longtime partners Rick and Julie Kreuter--co-hosts of the "Beyond the Hunt" program on The Outdoor Channel

Most States Lose Construction Jobs in March

Last month's construction job numbers brought negative news but in the last 12 months, 41 states remained in positive territory.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Marks Production Milestone

The 20,000th Isuzu N-Series gasoline-powered, low-cab-forward truck rolls off the line at Spartan Motors Inc. in Charlotte, Michigan.

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Court Petition Asserts Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Violates California Law

The O'Shaughnessy Dam was completed in 1923, with the Tuolumne River flooding the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Restore Hetch Hetchy wants to drain the reservoir and restore the valley. Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, which represents 275 Bay Area companies, told the San Jose Mercury News the court should "quickly dismiss this." He added: "Who needs a historic drought when there's a group that wants to tear down one of California's critical water storage and clean energy systems?" Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nine States that are Going Dry

A national news agency recently ranked the states that are most at risk of dire economic, social and environmental consequences from the ongoing drought.


March's Housing Completions and Starts Down, Permits Up Year Over Year.

Month over month, fewer permits were issued and fewer residences were completed but more were started.


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AASHTO Releases Earth Day Video

AASHTO, a nonprofit association representing highway and transportation departments in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, released a new video in honor of Earth Day.

ULI Receives Grant from the Colorado Health Foundation

The ULI, an organization that provides leadership in the responsible use of land, has received a grant to support the Healthy Corridors project, the America in 2015 survey, and forums focused on the intersection of food, health, and real estate

IPEMA Celebrates National Playground Safety Week

IPEMA, a non-profit member organization that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of playground equipment and surfacing, emphasized the industry benefits of free play and playground safety resources as part of National Playground Safety Week in April.

House Introduces E15 Bill

The E15 House bill requires EPA to correct the disparity regarding Reid Vapor Pressure, which measures the evaporation rate of gasoline, in ethanol blends.

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Arizona Native American Community Named World's First 'Dark Sky Nation'

The IDA, a nonprofit organization fighting to preserve the night sky, has named the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation the first 'Dark Sky Nation.'
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Over 1 Million Yard Blowers Recalled for Fire Danger

Anyone who has a recalled Homelite or Expert Gardener blower vacuum is urged to stop using it and return it for a refund.
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Bee Studies Stir Up Pesticide Debate

A study in Sweden has monitored how bees respond to neonicotinoids in the wild. Based on that study, the threat that neonicotinoids pose to bees has become clearer.

U. of Maryland Team Wins Urban Land Institute Hines Competition for Second Year Running

Daniel Moreno-Holt of the University of Maryland presents "The Crossing," the winning team's urban neighborhood design for the 2015 ULI Hines Competition in New Orleans.
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Fears over Roundup Herbicide Residues Prompt Private Testing

Numerous studies have determined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to be safe. However, several others have linked it to human health ailments. Critics say they fear that glyphosate is so pervasive in the environment that extended exposure even to trace amounts can be harmful.

Miller Legg Celebrates 50 Years - and Lends a Hand

The Miller Legg firm turned 50 on April 1, 2015.

Safeplay Systems Is Now EcoPlay Playgrounds

The new logo for EcoPlay Playgrounds includes the tagline "Planet Friendly Fun" to emphasize the environmental aspect of recycling plastic milk jugs to create its playground equipment. The company reports just one of its structures keeps some 30,000 containers out of landfills.

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