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Buy American: Bad for America

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther | Podcasts | Comments

A long list of global companies warned the Obama administration in a letter [PDF] that a "Buy American" provision in the $787-billion economic stimulus package would make it harder to get the money out the door to create jobs. Turns out they were right. The Buy American regulations are...

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Why a coal guy is turning green

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by Marc Gunther | Podcasts | Comments

Of all the companies in the U.S., Duke Energy is the 3rd largest emitter of CO2. Of all the companies in the world, Duke is the 12th biggest emitter. And yet…Jim Rogers, Duke’s longtime president, CEO and chairman, is pushing as hard as anyone in corporate America to get a climate-change...

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Achieving Climate Protection with Eco-efficiency

December 21, 2009 1:26 pm | by BASF Podcast | Podcasts | Comments

Every product leaves some ecological traces behind. But how can you record all of the relevant ecological criteria involved in the production and use of a product? This is a question that BASF has already been working on for many years, and it has developed its own so-called...

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Jacob Moss and the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

December 21, 2009 1:25 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this 13th episode, Paul Rippey interviews Jacob Moss of the EPA, who has led the effort to create the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air. Jacob and Paul talk about stoves, including some breakthrough models that might change everything! Check out the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air at...

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Asif Dowla, Climate Change and Microfinance

December 21, 2009 1:25 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Asif Dowla talks with host Paul Rippey about the new paper, sponsored by Grameen Foundation and Oxfam USA, on Climate Change and Microfinance. Professor Dowla discusses how MFIs can “climate proof” their financial products, and of the importance of remittances and savings in a changing...

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Caltech physicists propose quantum entanglement for motion of microscopic objects

December 21, 2009 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( California Institute of Technology ) Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have proposed a new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems. Their ideas, described in the latest online issue of the Proceedings of the...

Verizon Updates 4G LTE Device Specs

December 21, 2009 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The specifications will help developers design products and services that will run on Verizon's Long Term Evolution network.

Long-Range Ultrasonic Testing

December 21, 2009 1:04 pm | Articles | Comments

Using long range ultrasonic testing to detect corrosion and other problems that could result in unplanned shutdowns.

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DOE's $564M Biorefinery Investment

December 21, 2009 12:46 pm | by JIM LANE, Biofuels Digest | News | Comments

Reaction continues to pour in regarding the 19 advanced biorefinery projects that received $564 million in federal support in a DOE/USDA announcement on Friday.

The 10 Biggest Texas Pollution Fines In 2009

December 21, 2009 12:27 pm | by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | News | Comments

A look at the most fined polluters in Texas for the 2009 fiscal year, according to statistics from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

High-Temperature Epoxy Resists Chemicals

December 21, 2009 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond's EP125 toughened, two part epoxy is designed to withstand exposure to boiling acids, alkalis, salts, fuels and most organic solvents.

Harmful Chemical Found In Zhu Zhu Pet Toy

December 21, 2009 12:20 pm | News | Comments

A consumer group contends one of the holiday season's must-have toys is unsafe.

Drugmakers May Pay More For Health Overhaul

December 21, 2009 12:12 pm | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The pharmaceutical industry may have to cough up more than the $80 billion it agreed to contribute to President Barack Obama's health overhaul effort.

Timminco Announces Conversion of Note into Common Shares

December 21, 2009 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Timminco Limited ("Timminco")(TSX: TIM) announced today that ALD International LLC (the "LLC"), a controlled subsidiary of Safeguard International Fund, L.P., has elected to exercise its right to convert the entire principal amount outstanding of $4.5 million under the promissory note issued March...

Sewer-Saving Grease Interceptors

December 21, 2009 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Highland Tank’s Passive Grease Interceptors use a diffusion and switchback baffling system, which retains wastewater long enough to allow liquefied grease to cool down, separate and congeal.

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