Can we use wastewater to make fertilizer?

Nitrogen fertilizers play a significant role in global crop production. About half of the human population is supported by food grown with fertilizers. Although the planet’s atmosphere comprises approximately 78 percent nitrogen, it doesn’t come in a reactive form that plants can utilize. It wasn’t until 1908 that chemists developed a technique to convert nitrogen from […]

Autoneum strike ends; new contract reached

About 270 union workers at an Autoneum plant in Bloomsburg, Pa., reached an agreement last week with the Swiss automotive insulation supplier, ending a nearly weeklong strike by Local 1700. Chief among worker complaints was Autoneum’s position that workers pay 5 percent more of their health care costs outside of […]