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Illinois Plant Explosion Kills Truck Driver

December 16, 2009 1:15 pm | News | Comments

A gas line exploded Monday at a technology plant in northern Illinois, sending aloft debris that killed a man at a nearby highway rest area.

Vacuum = The Dust Workhorse

December 16, 2009 12:25 pm | Articles | Comments

VAC-U-MAX urges processors to implement a proactive approach to preventing secondary dust explosions: Here’s how and why.

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Instant Paper Battery Harnessed From Nanotechnology

December 16, 2009 12:07 pm | by STANFORD | News | Comments

Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly produce ultra-lightweight, bendable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper.

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Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production

December 16, 2009 11:47 am | by ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost, renewable biofuels.

Meadow Muffin Power Making A Comeback

December 16, 2009 11:37 am | by STEVE EVERLY, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Meadow muffins, better known as cow manure, have a future in producing electricity.

Ginger Ale To Compete With Over The Counter Drugs

December 16, 2009 11:29 am | News | Comments

Reed's, maker of top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced that it will begin producing new products designed to compete with existing over the counter medicines.

EPA Reports Decrease In Toxic Chemical Pollution

December 16, 2009 11:14 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency reported that toxic chemical pollution from the nation's industrial plants, mines and factories declined by 6 percent in 2008.

Explosion At Praxair Hydrogen Plant

December 16, 2009 11:02 am | News | Comments

A fire and explosion at the Motiva Enterprises LLC refinery complex in Port Arthur shut down the hydrogen unit but caused no injuries.

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Poll: Climate Action Will Boost Economy, Jobs

December 16, 2009 10:54 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

More Americans believe steps taken to reduce global warming pollution will help the U.S. economy than say such measures will hurt it.

GE CEO Looking To Rebuild After Tough Year

December 16, 2009 10:20 am | by STEPHEN MANNING, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said Tuesday the giant conglomerate is undergoing a renewal after what has been one of the most difficult years in the company's 117-year history.

Ashland Sells Resins Business For $75M

December 16, 2009 10:09 am | News | Comments

Ashland Inc. said Tuesday it sold its resins business to a unit of private equity company TorQuest Partners for $75 million

ArcelorMittal Says Layoffs Loom

December 16, 2009 9:53 am | News | Comments

Steel giant ArcelorMittal said Tuesday it will cut an unspecified number of jobs next year and stick with plans to use 70 percent of its capacity in the current quarter.

Vermont AG Seeks Clues On Dairy Monopoly Claims

December 16, 2009 9:46 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Vermont's attorney general said he wants more information from dairy farmers who say they have been squeezed by milk processors.

Fumes Sicken Dozens Of Workers At IL Plant

December 16, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

Officials say roughly two dozen people were sickened by fumes from hydrochloric acid at a plant in the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

Boeing: 787 Will Fly Today

December 16, 2009 9:14 am | by GEORGE TIBBITS, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Weather permitting, Boeing plans to finally get its 787 jetliner into the air, with about 50 percent of the plane made of lightweight composite materials.

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