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Lawmakers want to avoid "Agent Orange" in spill dispersants

July 15, 2010 4:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday pressed the Environmental Protection Agency for assurances that BP was using safe agents to disperse its massive oil spill, saying they didn't want the chemicals to become another "Agent Orange."

BP says test shuts off oil leak from Gulf well

July 15, 2010 4:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Thursday it stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from its deep-sea well for the first time since it ruptured in April, prompting hope that the leak can be plugged for good.

Menhaden panel meets in Va for first time

July 15, 2010 3:13 pm | by STEVE SZKOTAK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Members of a group studying the future of menhaden learned a lot about the small, oily fish on Thursday but left their first meeting with one nagging question: how many are in the Chesapeake Bay?The panel of legislators, environmentalists, marine industry officials and recreational fishing...


Farmers Pleased with Midseason Performance of Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield ® Soybeans

July 15, 2010 2:25 pm | by Monsanto | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (July 15, 2010) – Heading into midseason, many farmers who planted Genuity ® Roundup Ready 2 Yield ® soybeans in 2010 are optimistic about the encouraging plant perform

Whirlpool To Consolidate Offices In Michigan

July 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

World's largest appliance maker?consolidating its office campus into three new bulidings to reduce operating costs, increase energy efficiency and drive productivity.

PPG names 4 vice presidents to higher roles

July 15, 2010 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PPG Industries Inc., which makes paint and industrial coatings, said Thursday it promoted four of its vice presidents to new roles effective Aug. 1.J. Rich Alexander, currently the senior vice president of performance coatings, has been elected executive vice president. Alexander joined PPG in...

Sierra Instruments: Precise Gas Mass Flow Control

July 15, 2010 12:25 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

Sierra Instruments introduces its Smart-Trak® 2 — a significant re-design of the Series 100 digital mass flowmeters and controllers (see video). The result of more than 5 years of user feedback, new features of the Smart-Trak® 2 add even more control, independence and flexibility. Sierra...

Pharma Tech Relies on Mettler-Toledo for Quality

July 15, 2010 12:11 pm | Articles | Comments

Pharma Tech Industries consistently achieves high-quality standards, in part, by relying on X-ray and metal detection systems, and checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo.


You’re Only as Good as Your Suppliers

July 15, 2010 11:45 am | by KEN APPEL, Manager for Regulated Markets for Veriteq, a Vaisala Co. | Blogs | Comments

Before, supervision of suppliers in distant lands was lax or non-existent. It is not so today, as risk-based models drive the direction of regulatory agency inspections.

Weyerhaeuser Announces Ex-Dividend Date for Special Dividend

July 15, 2010 11:26 am | by Weyerhaeuser | News | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the New York Stock Exchange has notified the company that the ex?dividend date for its recently declared $5.6 billion special dividend will be July 20, 2010. Weyerhaeuser expects to pay the special dividend, which includes the approximately...

Firm proposes 200 megawatt Nebraska wind farm

July 15, 2010 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company proposed building a 200-megawatt wind farm right after a new Nebraska law encouraging wind power development took effect.Invenergy submitted a proposal to the Nebraska Power Review Board on Thursday to spend $448 million installing 133 wind turbines on about 45,000 acres of Antelope...

More than half new power in U.S., EU is green: study

July 15, 2010 10:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - More than half of all new electricity capacity added in the United States and Europe last year was from renewable power such as wind and solar, a body backed by the International Energy Agency and the UN reported.

Plenty of Separation Surface

July 15, 2010 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Triple/S Dynamics recently launched its T-20 separator, which boasts continuous gradation of material from the densest, largest particles to the lightest, smallest particles.

Obama touts investment in Michigan battery plant

July 15, 2010 10:13 am | by JULIE PACE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says the groundbreaking for an electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan has more to do with building a better economic future for the U.S. than putting up another factory.The Compact Power plant in Holland, Mich., is the ninth such plant to open with money from the...

NASA seeks rover that goes all night

July 15, 2010 9:25 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

$1.5 million awaits the winners of a new NASA competition for a solar-powered rover that can drive through an alien night


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