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Meet Your New Best DIY Friend

Just DIY | Posted 08.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Just DIY

If you want to spruce up your home and garden without breaking the bank, it's time to look to an unlikely item: the cinder block. While these concrete chunks may look unsightly at first, they're really a DIYer's dream.

DIY Material of the Moment: Concrete

This Old House | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Concrete and cement-look DIY projects surfaced early as hot topics at over at TheSnug.com, our new DIY content hub. Here are some of the most popular ideas we've featured!

Cement

John Feffer | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

Fyodor Gladkov published his novel Cement in 1925. One of the first examples of socialist realism, it depicted the post-revolutionary construction of the Soviet Union from the point of view of a cement factory.

BP rests its case in Gulf spill trial's barrel-counting segment

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 21, 2013 edition.) Phase Two of the Macondo spill trial ended Friday in U.S. Distri...

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

Halliburton Rests Its Case In Gulf Spill Trial After Cement Work Testimony

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 8, 2013 edition.) At the spill trial last week, Halliburton staffer Jesse Gaglian...

Transocean Denies Skimping On Deepwater Horizon Maintenance

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 1, 2013 edition.) At the Gulf spill trial last week, a Transocean executive and a c...

Halliburton Stays In Spill Trial's Glare As Two Other Firms Escape Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 24, 2013 edition.) In the fourth week of the 2010 Gulf spill trial, U.S. District J...

Halliburton Officers, Others Testify In 2010 Gulf Spill Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 18, 2013 edition.) Week three of the Gulf oil spill trial under Judge Carl Barbier...

Oil Executives, Experts Testify As 2010 Spill Trial Continues

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 11, 2013 edition.) In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District ...

Afghan People Suffering Under Powerful Elite Tied To Karzai, U.S.

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shovel-wielding miners in rags and plastic shoes, some with the protruding ribs and work-ravaged pallor of labor camp prisoners, toil deep inside this...

Just Blame the Block Company...

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Spicer

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BP's Internal Report Doesn't Hold Up Under Academy Scrutiny

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

As opposed to the National Academy Engineering panel, the president's panel continues to focus on investigating what happened environmentally after the blowout as opposed to seeking out the actual causes of the blowout.

If You and I Have to Clean Up Our Garbage, Shouldn't Polluters Who Trash Our Air?

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Recently, the EPA announced that cement companies will have to clean up high levels of mercury, soot, and smog coming from their plants. Like most EPA efforts, this initiative drew industry ire.

BP Oil Spill Video To Show 'Top Kill' Plug Attempt: Company Bows To Pressure, Agrees To Show Footage

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- BP has agreed at the request of the Obama administration to show video of the "top kill" designed to choke off the oil spill in the...

Can Grass Roots Organizations Take On a Corporate Giant?

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Yuna Shin

New Hanover County has become the battleground for a war between Titan America, which wants to operate a major cement plant in the area, and local citizens' groups who are opposed to the plant.

Focus: Should it be on Copenhagen or Calera?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Today's most interesting Climate Change conversation may not be taking place in policy discussions in Copenhagen, but at the Power-Gen International conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cement Industry: Mercury And Toxins Must Stay!

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A group representing the U.S. cement industry says a federal government plan for cutting emissions of mercury and other a...

EPA Agrees To Regulate Mercury From Cement Plants

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal regulators have settled a lawsuit with environmental activists and nine states over standards for mercury emissio...

New Cement Absorbs More CO2 Than Production Emits

guardian.co.uk | Alok Jha, Green Technology Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Standard cement, also known as Portland cement, is made by heating limestone or clay to around 1,500C. The processing of the ingredients releases 0.8 ...