HILARY LEHMAN Associated Press Writer - June 24, 2009 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - What some see as the biofuel of the future starts out as short, thick stems with a few leaves sticking out at sharp angles.
JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer - June 24, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - China defended its curbs on exports of industrial raw materials against unfair-trade complaints by the United States and Europe and announced Wednesday it has filed its own challenge to a U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has filed its first trade case against China with the World Trade Organization, accusing the Asian power of restricting exports of certain raw materials to give Chinese manufacturers "unfair advantages." Trade Representative Ron Kirk says the U.S.
Palo Alto, CA-A tiny plant with a long name ( Arabidopsis thaliana ) helps researchers from over 120 countries learn how to design new crops to help meet increasing demands for food, biofuels, industrial materials, and new medicines.
By The Associated Press - June 20, 2009 Nestle USA on Friday voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after 65 people nationwide who ate the dough raw reporting falling sick, including 25 who were hospitalized.
ERNEST SCHEYDER AP Energy Writer - June 19, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - European oil giant Total S.A. blocked Valero Energy Corp. from buying Dow Chemical Co.'s stake in a Dutch refinery on Friday, instead choosing Russia's Lukoil Co. for the lucrative venture.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. and Russian energy giant Gazprom said Thursday they will jointly study and form projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the agreement, Gazprom will use its marketing and trading business to market Dow Chemical's technologies.
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WILLIAM KATES Associated Press Writer - June 18, 2009 FULTON, N.Y. (AP) - When Sunoco closed this week on the acquisition of a bankrupt ethanol plant for pennies on the dollar, it became just the latest oil refiner to step into the alternative fuels market.