Cemex Teaches UCSC Students Strength of Reclamation

College students in northern California learned about restoring the environment by participating in a special field trip to Cemex USA’s retired Olympia Quarry near Santa Cruz, Calif.

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ENVIRONMENT - MARCH 2017

Aggregates Industries Quarry Could Protect D.C. Water Supply - Vulcan Quarry in Virginia to Become Water Storage Reservoir 

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CalPortland Constructing Industry’s First Burrowing Owl Habitat

CalPortland said it is now “perched” as the rock products’ industry’s first company to safely construct a burrowing owl habitat within one of its mining sites. The habitat is designed to support the burrowing owls – a Species of Concern in several states including Arizona – in a safe, comfortable, environmentally efficient manner.

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The WIIN Act Is In; Will WOTUS Be Out?

The Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN Act), formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA, cleared the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78 to 21 after passing the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

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Aggregate Industries Products Central to Sustainable Construction Project

Aggregate Industries US made a huge contribution to the new MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Located on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C., the 1 million-sq.-ft. facility – which will feature gaming, lodging, entertaining, dining, retail and parking space – is a showcase for sustainability. Every element throughout the 24-story mixed-use development was designed with sustainability in mind, including extensive use of natural light, LED lighting and water-saving features, such as the 750,000-gal. cistern that will collect rainwater.

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