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Pension payments to eat up entire $5 billion tax increase, and more

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK<p>The entirety of the $5 billion in tax increases the legislature imposed on Illinoisans will be eaten up by this year’s pension …

Gross Dam on its way to becoming the tallest dam in the state

The Army Corps of Engineers has greenlighted a $380 million Denver Water project to raise the height of the Gross Dam, tripling its water storage and …

Dirty water use puts nearly a billion at risk - study

ROME, July 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhoea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday.<p>Crops covering …

Illinois debt is about to be rated 'junk.' What that means

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar …

Lawmakers blame poor policy decisions for Illinois' near-worst income growth

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK<p>Nearly every state in the union has outpaced the rate of personal income growth in Illinois since the recession set in a decade …

S&P Downgrades Illinois Debt, Sees Risk of ‘Negative Credit Spiral’

By<p>June 1, 2017 12:23 p.m. ET<p>Illinois general obligation bonds are getting awfully close to junk bond status.<p>On Thursday, <b>S&P Global Ratings</b> lowered …

Puerto Illinois?

<i>Economist Herbert Stein, stating a fundamental rule that goes well beyond his area of expertise, warned that "trends that can't continue, …

Illinois lost 150,000 university students from 2000-2014

Illinois lost 150,000 university students from 2000-2014<p>Misplaced priorities in education funding have driven students out of the state and …

CRISPR-Modified Cells Have Been Used in a Person for the First Time

A clinical trial in China aims to see if engineered immune cells can fight off late-stage lung cancer.<p>A team of Chinese scientists has become the …

Immune System

How gene drives work to permanently establish inheritable traits

General Electric to exit water treatment by 2017 | November 7, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News

The sun will soon set on GE’s water treatment business.<p>The sun will soon set on GE’s water treatment business.<p>General Electric plans to sell its …

The potential 'economic catastrophe' that no one is talking about

Most economists believe the Federal Reserve will, once the election is over, raise interest rates at its December 2016 meeting. There are many …

Here's What "Healthy Eating" Looks Like in Different Countries

When I've gone out to dinner with friends from other countries, they're always astounded by our portion sizes. "Is that entire <i>pan</i> of lasagna just for …

McDonald's

Amazon adds free ebooks to its Prime membership perks

A nice addition, although the selection looks pretty limited<p>Amazon has added a new perk to its $99-a-year Prime membership scheme: free comics, magazines, short stories, and ebooks. Announced today, Amazon Prime Reading gives US customers access to "over a thousand popular books," including <i>The</i> …

Molecular machines garner 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry | Chemical & Engineering News

Chemists who envisioned and built machines on the molecular scale have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The award of nearly $1 million will be …

Second investigation report released regarding U Hawaii explosion

This steel tank ruptured during the explosion, which severed a researcher’s arm. Credit: Honolulu Fire DepartmentEarlier today, the University of …

Gas cylinder storage at the University of Hawaii

When C&EN published my story about the fire department investigation into the explosion at the University of Hawaii (UH) that cost postdoc Thea …