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Portable Purge & Trap GC System

July 17, 2014 3:27 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

New Star Environmental introduces the Frog-4000, a fully contained purge and trap GC system with analytical capabilities that are comparable to a commercial lab with the advantage of its compact size.

On The Hunt For The Hottest Job In America

July 17, 2014 3:16 pm | News | Comments

Know someone who’s feeling the heat at work-literally? Cintas Corporation and The Sqwincher Corporation, a leader in electrolyte replacement drinks, launched its “Hottest Job in America” contest for employees in high-heat environments. The prize package includes cooling products and a pair of NFL tickets.

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Improving Cost & Efficiency In Renewable Energy Storage

July 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

A major challenge in renewable energy is storage. A common approach is a reaction that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and uses the hydrogen as a fuel to store energy. Scientists have developed a new method for maximizing the catalyst's contribution by chemically 'peeling off' only its active surface and excluding its bulk from the reaction.

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Portable Light Tower

July 17, 2014 3:02 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-4XWP60E-MCE released by Larson Electronics is a 240 watt portable LED light tower that produces 21,600 lumens of bright light with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. 

CSB Finds Holes In Freedom Industry Tanks

July 17, 2014 10:37 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said.                      

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New Gas Lines, Less Gas Leaks

July 17, 2014 10:25 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group.

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No Easy Answer To Fracking Health Questions

July 17, 2014 10:23 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.                   

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Australia Repeals Much-Maligned Carbon Tax

July 17, 2014 10:21 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.                       

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Chemical Leak Sickens 100

July 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 90 people, including primary school students, were sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern Thailand on Thursday, authorities said.                      

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Minnesota Power Reaches Coal Plant Deal

July 17, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will install technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.                            

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Florida Sues Oil Company For Everglades Violations

July 17, 2014 10:14 am | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Florida's environmental agency says it is suing a Texas oil company for violating state drilling regulations at a well near the Everglades.                                  

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Feds Offer Advice After Deadly WV Explosion

July 17, 2014 10:12 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.                

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Magnetic Mount LED

July 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Speaker announces a new kit version of their popular Model 523 8" x 9" rectangular magnetic mount LED scene light. 

LED Luminaire For High Bay Applications

July 17, 2014 9:14 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The luminaire incorporates patented WaveStream LED optical technology to efficiently improve light quality and distribution for indoor high bay commercial, retail and industrial applications.

Explosion-Proof Vacuums: An Investment In Safety

July 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Plant explosions should serve as a reminder for industrial users to review their vacuums to ensure they are suitable in explosion-proof applications, such as those relating to combustible dust. In addition to satisfying OSHA requirements, manufacturers must also keep workers safe.

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