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nytimes.com - Allyson Waller - Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site
Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site
The New York Times

|Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site Continue reading the main story The bodies of two construction workers were recovered on Wednesday morning from a hole in downtown Boston after police officers and firefighters responded to a…

boston.com - Dialynn Dwyer - 2 workers killed in 'tragic incident' at construction site in downtown Boston, officials say
2 workers killed in 'tragic incident' at construction site in downtown Boston, officials say
Boston.com

Authorities are investigating after two men were killed in what officials called a “tragic incident” at a construction site in downtown Boston on Wednesday morning. Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Greg Long said during a press…

nerdist.com - Construction Company Builds Homes Using Recycled Coffee Husks
Construction Company Builds Homes Using Recycled Coffee Husks
Nerdist

Your morning cup of Joe might help you get out of bed. But it could also give you four walls to put your bed in. A company in Colombia is building homes with a custom, eco-friendly material partly made out otherwise wasteful coffee husks. And it…

modernhealthcare.com - Healthcare construction primed to rebound faster than other sectors
Healthcare construction primed to rebound faster than other sectors
Modern Healthcare

While nonresidential construction is expected to continue to lag through much of 2021, healthcare is projected to fare better than other sectors like office and manufacturing, according to a new report. Nonresidential building construction starts…

bdcnetwork.com - 2021 won't be a growth year for construction spending, says latest JLL forecast
2021 won't be a growth year for construction spending, says latest JLL forecast
Building Design + Construction

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year. Last year's boon in single-family housing construction will have an impact on the availability and cost of building materials for nonresidential construction in 2021, which is…

commondreams.org - Clara Liang - Opinion | Indigenous Water Protectors Fight to Stop Construction of the 'Pandemic Pipeline'
Opinion | Indigenous Water Protectors Fight to Stop Construction of the 'Pandemic Pipeline'
Common Dreams

Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa gather periodically at Grandma's Table, a sacred site on the tribe's northern Minnesota reservation, to perform moon ceremonies, teach their children how to build fires, sing and dance.

hindustantimes.com - {'@type':'Thing','name':'Reuters'} - Strong exports, construction boost German economy in fourth quarter
Strong exports, construction boost German economy in fourth quarter
Hindustan Times

Strong exports and solid construction activity helped the German economy to grow by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in the final quarter of last year, the Federal Statistics Office said on Wednesday, revising up an earlier estimate. The office, which…

ecowatch.com - Deutsche Welle - 5 Things to Know About Carbon-Free Buildings and Construction
5 Things to Know About Carbon-Free Buildings and Construction
EcoWatch

We spend 90% of our time in the buildings where we live and work, shop and conduct business, in the structures that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But immense energy is required to source and manufacture building materials, to power…

bloomberg.com - Michael R. Bloomberg - Biden's Strongest Climate Allies Are Outside Washington
Biden's Strongest Climate Allies Are Outside Washington
Bloomberg

For the past four years, communities and companies across the U.S. have been stepping up their environmental efforts. The current administration should encourage their initiative. For the past four years, communities and companies across the U.S.

reuters.com - Fabian Cambero - Analysis: Chile's big copper producers cheer price spike; wary of costs
Analysis: Chile's big copper producers cheer price spike; wary of costs
Reuters

SANTIAGOSANTIAGO (Reuters) - Mining firms in Chile, the world's No.1 copper producer, are cheering a rally in the price of the red metal that hit a 10-year high this week, but warned that costs could rise as labor unions and vendors also try to…

techcrunch.com - Kirsten Korosec - Joby Aviation takes flight into the public markets via a SPAC merger
Joby Aviation takes flight into the public markets via a SPAC merger
TechCrunch

Joby Aviation, a startup that has spent a more than a decade developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft, will become a public company through a merger with Reinvent Technology Partners, a special purpose…

krqe.com - Allison Keys - KRQE Newsfeed: Protesting to play, Calling for removal, Incoming storm, UNM recycling, Completing construction
KRQE Newsfeed: Protesting to play, Calling for removal, Incoming storm, UNM recycling, Completing construction
KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe

[1] Belen schools call for PED to separate hybrid learning, sports; athletes protest The Belen school district is now protesting calling on the Public Education Department to separate hybrid learning and sports. A few weeks ago, the board decided…

nasa.gov - mars.nasa.gov - NASA's Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site - NASA's Mars Exploration Program
NASA's Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site - NASA's Mars Exploration Program
NASA

A 360-degree panorama taken by the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument will be discussed during a public video chat this Thursday. NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21…

tcpalm.com - Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast - Tired of 58th Avenue detours? Indian River County says construction is almost done
Tired of 58th Avenue detours? Indian River County says construction is almost done
Treasure Coast

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — North-county drivers have had an on-again/off-again relationship with 58th Avenue for years. The latest snag, a $7.3 million road-rebuilding project between County Road 510 and 57th Street could be done by August…

bbc.co.uk - Jane Wakefield - Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan
Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan
BBC

An art installation that will let people control a paintballing robot in a mock art gallery has been condemned by the firm that made the robo-dog. Boston Dynamics criticised the project, calling it a 'provocative use' of its quadruped robot, Spot.

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