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Drinking Water Odors Caused by ‘Green Building’ Plumbing

WEST LAFAYETTE – Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.

Buildings are being plumbed with many types of plastic drinking water pipes. These include crosslinked polyethylene (PEX), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), chlorinated PVC (cPVC) and …

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You Will Leave A Legacy

At what point in my life should I begin thinking about my legacy? Are thoughts on this topic restricted to the elderly? What will my legacy be? Based on my current course, will my legacy be what I want it to be?

As I sat in another funeral today, all these questions flooded my mind. Then, I was struck by a blinding flash of the …

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NIPSCO’s 2014 Luminary Awards

MERRILLVILLE – Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the recipients of the company’s third annual Luminary Awards – recognizing leaders and organizations for their outstanding commitment to strengthening local communities.

The Luminary awards were created in 2012 in celebration of the utility’s 100-year anniversary. Recipients have demonstrated outstanding commitment in five key areas: Education, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Development, Emergency Response and Community Leadership. …

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Governor Appoints Kay Nelson to Great Lakes Basin Commission

PORTAGE — Kay Nelson, Director of Environmental Affairs, Northwest Indiana Forum has been appointed by Governor Pence as Commissioner to represent Indiana on the board of the Great Lakes Commission.

Nelson, with more than 35 years of environmental experience, has been with the Forum since 1998. During her time with the Forum, she has had significant focus upon Great Lakes issues such as the Great …

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New Chip Promising for Tumor-Targeting Research

WEST LAFAYETTE – Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor’s “microenvironment” and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer.

The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip (T-MOC) device, will allow researchers to study the complex environment surrounding tumors and the barriers that prevent the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents, said Bumsoo Han, …

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Purdue Expert on Ebola Transmission

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The idea of the Ebola virus becoming airborne is not far-fetched and its ability to enter cells that line the trachea and lungs has been shown under controlled laboratory conditions, a Purdue University virus expert says.

David Sanders, an associate professor of biological sciences who has studied the Zaire strain of Ebola virus that is responsible for the current outbreak …

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Education is Worth the Investment

There is no greater financial investment in one’s future than a college degree.

While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

Despite public questions about a degree’s worth, the pay gap between college graduates and those without a degree reached a high in 2013.

According to new data, based on an analysis of Labor Department …

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Indiana Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled in Bowling v. Pence that Indiana’s law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. The decision was stayed, pending an appeal. Judge Young previously struck down the state’s marriage ban in a ruling on a case known as Baskin v. Bogan, which was consolidated with two other cases for …

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Top Mistakes Leaders Make

I read a fun article today in Golf Digest, The Top 40 Mistakes Golfers make. The list included: Wearing black socks with khakis; following a bad shot with a dumb one; and thinking a white belt makes you look hip! It was such a good list, I decided to make my own: The top mistakes leaders make. Let me warn you, my list is not …

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Shale Oil Could Pay for Smaller Carbon Footprint

WEST LAFAYETTE – Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.’s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.

Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour estimate that shale technologies annually provide an extra $302 billion to the U.S. economy relative to 2007, a yearly “dividend” that could continue for at least the next two decades, Tyner …

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