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Infrastructure, Public Works

Adapting Infrastructure for the Modern World

April 21, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

With a few months under its belt, 2021 is seemingly bringing a wind of change. After what has been a year of tremendous upheaval and unspeakable grief, the nation seems to finally be finding its footing. With the roll-out of […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Here are the top public and private colleges with the most generous financial aid packages

April 20, 2021

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus crisis has put college affordability into focus like never before. This year, because of the pandemic, the price of higher education is an even bigger consideration among students and parents. However, at the same time, the cost a […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

April 20, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to a new federal audit, which seeks to claw back the money. The Health and Human […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House launches cybersecurity push targeting electricity sector

April 20, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House on Tuesday announced the first pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity infrastructure as part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems. “The 100-day plan includes aggressive but achievable milestones and will […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Biden targets 100% clean electricity, strategies emerge to reliably integrate rising renewables

April 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

In the transitioning power system, barriers are falling between renewables and traditional fossil and nuclear generation and between types of variable generation like wind and solar. The energy infrastructure proposals from the Biden administration, if approved by Congress, are likely […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

April 15, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine. Doctors have used the drug for treating gout and other rheumatic conditions for well over two centuries. When Peterson went […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Technology Turns COVID-19 PPE into Reusable Plastic Blocks

April 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The United Kingdom is using approximately 53 million single-use face masks daily. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group has developed specialized thermal heating machines that converts used PPE such as gowns and masks into reusable plastic blocks in one hour. The blocks […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ford and HP collaborate to transform 3d waste into auto parts

April 13, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-molded fuel-line clips installed first on Super Duty F-250 trucks. The parts have better chemical and moisture resistance than conventional versions, are 7 percent lighter and cost 10 percent less. The Ford […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Why Biden Is Right to Think Beyond the DOT in His Infrastructure Package

April 12, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

When opponents of Biden’s infrastructure plan argue that most of the package isn’t devoted to building “traditional” infrastructure like roads and bridges, they’re ignoring something absolutely critical: that America’s transportation landscape will never be truly safe or sustainable until we […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

ANALYSIS: Mayor de Blasio Has Abandoned the Open Streets ‘Program’

April 12, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Open streets or open warfare? The mayor’s signature effort to bring car-free outdoor space to COVID-stricken neighborhoods last year is increasingly looking like it will collapse unless city officials do something to assert authority over a program that has left […]