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The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Small Cans

August 26, 2010
I’m in the process of developing a story on small (12-oz.) cans of refrigerant - good thing or bad thing. Up in Canada, such cans are banned for CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs. But they can be used in the sale of HCs.
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NEWS' Product Giveaway and Readers Choice Activity Continues

August 23, 2010
The activities continue on The NEWS’ 2010 Dealer Design product microsite. The product giveaway is in full swing, and the Readers’ Choice bracket competition is beginning to heat up.
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Purdue Conference and the Battle for the Next Energy Alternative

August 19, 2010
So in mid-July when temps and humidity were soaring in the Midwest, my wife and I headed southeast to West Lafayette, Ind., where I was to attend the Purdue University conferences that involve the latest technologies in HVACR and building sustainability.
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Floods of Opportunity for Construction Pros

August 13, 2010
Last week I drove to Nashville for the birth of my first grandchild. While there I visited an area next to the Cumberland River, which flooded on May 2, killing 30 people and causing at $1 billion in damage
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She Knows Her Stuff

August 11, 2010
I’m a paperback pack rat. I am also a bit of a mystery fan. I am currently rereading one of the Sue Grafton mysteries featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. What caught my attention was a mention of PHCC.
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Maintenance Anthem to Replace the Ding

August 6, 2010
Ding. Shut the car door. Ding. Fill the gas tank. These reminders are welcomed annoyances. They remind drivers of the standard maintenance tasks that will keep the vehicle running optimally.
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Turbine Troubles

August 3, 2010
Readers of this blog know that from time to time I have been writing about wind turbines as an alternative source of energy – particularly about the pros and cons of such technology. I’ve been particularly aware of the topic because of a proposal to build a large number of such turbines in the Southwest corner of the county where I live.
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Virtual Green Expo Promises Expert Sustainable Building Tips (Free Sign up Ends Aug. 5)

July 30, 2010
Here’s your chance to be part of something groundbreaking - the first all-green virtual conference and expo designed for readers of our print magazines, Web sites, eNewsletters and digital editions.
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Home Star Heats Up in the Senate

July 27, 2010
The Home Star bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives back in May, has been sitting around gathering dust in the Senate. But late last week, Senate leaders announced it may be included in a new energy bill, and suddenly Home Star is hot again.
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Make Your Case for A/C

July 21, 2010
There’s a new book out called “Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)” by Stan Cox. Cox is trying to hype up his proposal to reduce American dependence on a/c, so he recently wrote an editorial in the Washington Post.
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