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What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

What Do Stanley Steamers and Stephen King Have in Common?

Photography, steam cars, and a haunted hotel all have something in common–a pair of brothers born in 1849.  The Stanley Brothers Freelan Oscar and his identical twin brother Francis Edgar were two of six children born to Solomon P. Stanley II and Apphia Kezar Stanley in Kingfield, Maine. From a young age, they demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, aptitude for just about everything and, what I imagine was a special twin bond. When they were only 10,... Read More
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

What is the Paris Climate Agreement?

Things are heating up. With news of big oil companies wanting Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement, all eyes are on the president waiting to see what he decides. If Trump pulls American from the deal, more than just the environment can be affected. Paris Climate Agreement… in a Nutshell The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that brings nations together on... Read More
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm

My brother once told me I was addicted to lip balm. He wasn’t making fun of me—he meant it. I had become dependent on the stuff. My lips stopped producing oils, he’d said. I don’t know how true that is, but I found it interesting. I’ve since cut back on my lip balm intake, but I still use it. Nearly every day. Okay, every single day. It’s another reminder of petroleum’s presence and importance... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Microfibers and Their Impact on Ocean Life

Everything You Need to Know About Microfibers and Their Impact on Ocean Life

Here’s a statistic for you: 95% of waterways’ plastic pollution comes from microfibers. This is compared to the 5% produced by microbeads—the little beads found in many exfoliating face washes. I’ve often questioned my choice in facewash because of the microbeads, which have been banned in the U.S. However, recent studies are finding that microfibers are even more dangerous. What Are Microfibers Before we talk about this more, let’s define microfibers. “A very fine... Read More
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Industrial Outpost - The Official News Source of PSC

Industrial Outpost – The Official News Source of PSC