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Search For Better Biofuel Microbes Leads To The Human Gut

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.

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Stocks Drop As China & Oil Weigh On Markets

September 23, 2014 10:31 am | by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday.                               

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P&G Sells Pet Care Business To Spectrum

September 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.                                     

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Setting A New Course On Climate Change

September 23, 2014 10:22 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.                                       

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Michigan Attorney General Sues Over Propane Costs

September 23, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints about pricing and delivery.

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Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 10:17 am | by ASTRID GALVAN, BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.                            

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Dewatering Pumps

September 23, 2014 9:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

BJM Pumps will be showcasing their high temperature submersible pumps at WEFTEC Booth #1751.

Lightweight Composite Access Covers

September 23, 2014 9:30 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Fibrelite will introduce new innovations in FRP Lightweight Composite Access Covers at WEFTEC.

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Vortex-Shedding Flowmeters

September 23, 2014 9:19 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Universal Flow Monitors Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. will feature its P420 vortex-shedding flowmeters at WEFTEC Booth #7711.

Inside London's Massive Sewer Tunnel Project

September 22, 2014 4:37 pm | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Billions of dollars are being spent on a massive super sewer to take away London's vast output of waste, which is endangering the River Thames.                                          

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Years After Disaster, Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

September 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Three and a half years later after an earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, inspectors have cleared two reactors to go back online, CBS News reports...                              

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Residual Fracking Water Not A Risk To Groundwater

September 22, 2014 12:15 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Hydraulic fracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.

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Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming equipment) improved smartly in the third quarter of 2013. According to statistics compiled and reported by the Com

Another Strong Gain For Plastics Machinery Shipments

September 22, 2014 12:11 pm | by SPI: The Plastic's Industry Trade Association | News | Comments

The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Chemical Production Accelerated During August

September 22, 2014 11:58 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.5 percent in August on the heels of a 0.4 percent gain in July.                       

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Marking & Verification System

September 22, 2014 11:47 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

The METTLER TOLEDO PCE Datamatrix Station DMS XMV Marking and Verification system is a complete serialization solution that adds Track & Trace capabilities to existing or new production lines. 

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