May 8, 2021

Old Airplane Tires Are Turned Into…What?

You may go years without changing the tires on your car—or admittedly, longer without even thinking about changing the tires on your car. Airliners, which literally weigh tons more than your average Subaru, don’t have the same luxury. Southwest Airlines, for example, usually changes tires every five to six weeks, and in the past year, it has […]

How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?

Soccer coach Amy Griffin was in a Seattle hospital visiting a young goalie who was receiving chemotherapy when a nurse said something that made the hair on Griffin’s neck stand up. It was 2009. Two young female goalies Griffin knew had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Griffin, associate head coach for the University of Washington’s […]

Fire at tire recycling plant continues to smolder

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The fire at the New River Tire Recycling plant will take three to four days to burn itself out and continues to send plumes of black smoke into the air, authorities said. The fire started early Tuesday morning and caused the part of the building’s roof to collapse. No one was injured. […]