Asbestos ‘found in nearly 1,000 samples’: WSJ

By KAREN LEWISAssociated PressAUSTIN (AP) Nearly 1,500 samples of asbestos fibers found in nearly 100 Texas oil wells have been identified as coming from natural gas wells, the company said Friday.The discovery of the fibers in oil wells was a surprise, said Steve Gaudette, president of Texas-based AECOM, which is the parent company of Anadarko […]

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How a bird’s nest was built with a few DIY ingredients

On a recent afternoon, a group of birds were gathered on a hilltop overlooking a busy road.It was one of the few spots around where I could catch some rare bird species in my backyard.The only problem was, I wasn’t quite sure what to call them.Birders are often called birders, because they collect, photograph and […]

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‘Baby boomers are still struggling’

Baby boomers have been struggling for decades to make ends meet, but a new report has revealed that despite a growing economy and more disposable income, there is still a lot of inequality in the economy.The report released today by the Institute of Public Affairs, or IPA, finds that while there has been a lot […]

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Which natural materials are worth saving for retirement?

If you’re thinking about saving for a long-term retirement, there’s no better time than now.But if you’re looking to invest your retirement funds, it’s important to remember that the market for natural materials isn’t always so clear-cut.Here’s what you need to know about natural materials.1.Natural materials aren’t necessarily better than synthetic materials Natural materials are […]

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