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The Waldo Canyon Fire rages near Colorado Springs

National Fire Preparedness Level Increased as Fires Rage in the West

As fires continue to rage in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and other western states, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho yesterday raised the  national fire preparedness level to “4” on a scale of 1 to 5. The heightened level indicates increased strain on federal resources battling the fires throughout the Rocky Mountain region and west. President Obama visited the beleaguered city of Colorado…

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GE enters the thin-film solar panel market in a big way

G.E. Bursts into the Solar Panel Field Equipped to Succeed

Guest Post by Kriss Bergethon General Electric is planning the largest solar panel factory in the United States, looking to get into the growing “green” industry in a big way, and on an accelerated timeline. According to Victor Abate, vice president for G.E.’s renewable energy business, the news follows G.E.’s ongoing investments in solar panels, and takes their efforts to a…

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