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Cementos Argos, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos, received Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its Newberry, Fla., and Atlanta plants. The recognition is due to the company’s voluntary efforts to create and maintain programs that produce quantitative benefits for local wildlife.
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Cement Consumption Is Directly Related to the Distribution of the Country’s Population, With the Buenos Aires Region Representing 42% of the Total. By...
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Mineral processing equipment manufacturer and designer MechProTech has introduced hydrodynamic composite bearings made out of Vesconite thermopolymer plates that are bent into a half moon or quarter moon shape for its mills and scrubbers.
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EPA Head Resigns from Post

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson released the following statement in late December resigning her position effective after President Obama’s State of the Union address this month:

“I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. At the time I spoke about the need to address climate change, but also said: ‘There is much more on the agenda: air pollution, toxic chemicals and children’s health issues, redevelopment and waste-site cleanup issues, and justice for the communities who bear disproportionate risk.’

“As the President said earlier this year when he addressed EPA’s employees, ‘You help make sure the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are safe. You help protect the environment not just for our children but their children. And you keep us moving toward energy independence … We have made historic progress on all these fronts.’ So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.”

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