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Earth Day: Use it, Don’t Lose It

By Mark S. Kuhar

Responding to nationwide ecological concerns, on April 22, 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held. More than 20 million people participated that year. Sen. Nelson, an environmental activist, took a leading role in organizing the celebration, hoping to demonstrate popular political support for an environmental agenda. Sen. Nelson selected Denis Hayes, a Harvard University graduate student, as the national coordinator of activities.

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Remembering the Seneca Quarry

By Mark S. Kuhar

If you’ve ever seen the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, is hard not to notice the beautiful red stones that were used to construct the building. The story of those stones is just as remarkable as that of the building they grace.

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It’s a Gold Rush

By Mark S. Kuhar

Discovery Channel’s hit reality series, “Gold Rush,” which began its third season on October 26 at 9:00 p.m. EST, features synthetic screen media manufactured by Polydeck Screen Corp. of Spartanburg, S.C. Placed on a double-deck vibrating screen, the Polydeck polyurethane media allows “the Hoffman Crew” to more effectively size and separate gold-bearing rock at their gold mining claim located in the Klondike region of the Yukon in Northwest Canada.

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Not Digging for Rocks This Time, Only Airplanes

By Mark S. Kuhar

Two excavators and a backhoe made by Staffordshire, England-based JCB are about to embark on a mission to help recover Spitfire warplanes designed by one of that county’s most famous sons and believed to be buried in Burma. The unassembled planes are thought to have been hidden in the ground by American engineers across three sites as World War II drew to a close.

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The Quarry Bowl

By Mark S. Kuhar

It is the season for college football Bowl Games. You have likely heard of everything from the Rose Bowl to the Poulan Weedeater Bowl. But have you heard of the Quarry Bowl?

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