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    Report: Tough winter triggering road salt shortage, price hikes
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    The iconic Morton Salt umbrella girl has warned "When it Rains it Pours" since 1914. The mascot in the yellow dress has had it right for 100 years, and at no time has that been truer than during this year's incredibly tough winter. There's been plenty of salt being poured this season, but for ...

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    Report: Wisconsin employs cheese to thaw streets [w/video]
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    Deicing wintry roads is not an inexpensive venture, with The New York Times projecting that the city of Milwaukee spent nearly $6.5 million just on snow removal and salt for deicing. So it's no surprise that some municipalities are looking for cheaper alternatives to the traditional gritters. ...

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    Missouri reportedly combating icy roads with beet juice, Dwight Schrute pleased
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    We Americans sure do like our food. Not only does the land of the Red, White and Blue have one of the higher rates of obesity of any industrialized nations, we feed our roads, too. The Missouri Department of Transportation has been solving its road ice problem with the help of beet juice. The ...

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    NewScientist investigates emerging road-heating technologies
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    Those not blessed with endless sun have to put up with road salt each and every winter, and it does a number on cars and roadways alike. There must be a better option, right? Enter Christiana Chang and her colleagues at the University of Houston in Texas. The researchers are developing ...

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    Mitsubishi recalls nearly 30k 2008-2009 Lancer/Lancer EVO models over airbag sensors
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    Mitsubishi Evo X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Potential corrosion of the front impact airbag sensor has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall up to 29,353 2008-2009 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution models. NHTSA is concerned that long-term ...

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    Multiple Hyundai recalls for brake lamps and rust issues affect nearly 1M units
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai have initiated recalls on 963,305 vehicles as part of four separate campaigns. The first recall, blanketing over one half million late-model vehicles, is nationwide. The other three recalls, all corrosion-related on older ...

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    Seattle's plow crews not trying to clear snow from roads by design
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    Not long ago, Washington state's Department of Ecology was making noises about not letting people wash their cars at home because "what goes on the street goes into the creek." Now the state is on the opposing side of Seattle's efforts not to let harmful chemicals wash into the freshwater streams ...

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