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Archive for February, 2013

Supermassive Black Hole Spins Super-Fast

February 27, 2013 Imagine a sphere more than 2 million miles across – eight times the distance from Earth to the Moon – spinning so fast that its surface is traveling at nearly the speed of light. Such an object exists: the supermassive black hole at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 1365. Astronomers […]

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Acquires “Jaws of Life”

Additional Objects Related to Auto Safety Join Its Collections February 27, 2013 Auto-safety innovations and initiatives, including the “Jaws of Life,” will join the National Museum of American History’s permanent research collections. They illustrate the evolution of automobile safety and represent technological achievements such as portable rescue devices and repositioned fuel tanks, as well as […]

USGS Estimates 162 Billion Short Tons of Recoverable Coal in the Powder River Basin

New basin-wide assessment of recoverable resources and reserves The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana contains about 162 billion short tons (BST) of recoverable coal from a total of 1.07 trillion short tons of in-place resources according to a new USGS assessment. This assessment also estimates that 25 BST of those resources are currently […]

Northern Michigan University Environment and Native American Students This Wednesday Join Debate Over Wolf Hunting in Michigan

(Marquette, MI) – For spiritual, religious, cultural, ecological and common sense reasons, two groups of Northern Michigan University students are hosting an anti-wolf hunt education and petition signing event this Wednesday to help put the issue before Michigan voters. The “Wolf Hunt Petition Signing Night” is from 7-10 p.m. this Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 in […]

Tuition Rebate Can Help Small Businesses Cut Costs And Save Energy

Are you a small business owner or building operator looking for ways to cut your energy consumption and costs?  You may be eligible for up to $350 in tuition rebates for building operators who complete training and certification in the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. The $350 rebate from the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) […]

Cellulosic biofuels begin to flow but in lower volumes than foreseen by statutory targets

Several companies combined to produce about 20,000 gallons of fuels using cellulosic biomass (e.g., wood waste, sugarcane bagasse) from commercial-scale facilities in late 2012. EIA estimates this output could grow to more than 5 million gallons in 2013, as operations ramp up at several plants. Bookmark It Hide Sites

Americans for Limited Government Urges Senate to Reject McCarthy for EPA Administrator

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson  issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to reject Obama nominee for EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy: “Gina McCarthy’s record of mismanagement working for both the Connecticut and Massachusetts environmental protection agencies, coupled with her desire to tell people and companies how they must conduct their business, does […]

Former Owner Of Lansing-Area Chain Of Coffee Stores Sentenced To Federal Prison

David Lewis Many Defrauded Investors of Over One Million Dollars GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell sentenced David Lewis Many, 42, formerly of Lansing, Michigan, to 63 months in federal prison for his fraud scheme that bilked investors in his chain of coffee stores out of over one million dollars. The […]

UAW congratulates Lon Johnson on election to Michigan Democratic Party Chair

DETROIT – The UAW congratulates Lon Johnson on his election as Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP).  The UAW is committed to building a stronger party that reflects our values and diversity to win Democratic victories for Michigan’s working families by building a broad, large coalition across the state and across many constituencies.  The […]

Gail M. Anthony Named Chief Operating Officer of the Marquette County Community Foundation

Marquette, Michigan – Gail M. Anthony has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Marquette County Community Foundation. She will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the foundation and provide leadership in working with the MCCF’s Board of Trustees and donors. The Marquette County Community Foundation and its affiliate funds encourage philanthropic […]

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