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Minn. baseball stadium to get 300-panel solar array


  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

CHS Field in St. Paul, Minn., is set to go "green" through the installation of 300 solar panels. The panels, which will generate 12 percent of the stadium's electricity, will be one of the largest on-… Read More

Construction of $50B Nicaragua canal set to begin next month


  • Reuters
  • BBC

Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. says it plans to begin construction of the $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal in Nicaragua in December. Supporters of the project say th… Read More

Photos: Remodel uses concrete floor for impact


  • Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

The owner of a two-story 1940s building that consisted of a "rabbit warren" of rooms in Australia wanted to have maximum impact when remodeling. The architect clad the building in ironbark battens, op… Read More