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Little Support For Power Line in Amish Country

December 11, 2014 11:24 am | by Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. | News | Comments

Wisconsin’s top utility regulator heard dozens of people explain why they don’t want or need high-voltage power lines running through a community that is home to the state’s largest Amish population and wind turbines that more than meet its energy demands.

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SAP For Chemicals

December 11, 2014 11:07 am | Events

SAP for Chemicals is the only chemicals conference where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance.

Study Estimates Nearly 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in World's Oceans

December 11, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. Studying the amount of plastic in the ocean will help scientists understand how the material is affecting fish, seabirds and the larger marine ecosystem.

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Bangladesh Salvages Sunken Tanker as Leaking Oil Threatens Rare Wildlife

December 11, 2014 10:43 am | by Press Trust of India | News | Comments

Bangladesh today retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sundarbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000 hectares at the world's largest mangrove forest, which is home to dolphins, rare acquatic animals and Royal Bengal tigers.

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Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste in Northeast And Midwest

December 11, 2014 10:33 am | by David Hasemyer, InsideClimate New | News | Comments

A congressional investigation into the way states regulate the disposal of the often toxic waste generated during the fracking of oil and gas has expanded. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., launched the investigation in October by singling out his home state for the inquiry.

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Russian Scientist Predicts Spread of Nuclear Plants—How Many Will Dot The Globe?

December 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Press Trust of India | Articles | Comments

Despite the environmental risks, because nuclear power can improve a country's fuel balance, increase the share of high-tech products in GDP and exports, and be a potential solution to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, one Russian nuclear scientist predicts a swath of new plants. Just how many could we see in 15 years?

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Shale: A Game-Changer For U.S. Manufacturers

December 11, 2014 9:57 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Articles | Comments

In a report released today, PwC US examines whether shale will continue to help drive a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing. The answer? A resounding yes. The report, titled “Shale Gas: Still a Boon For U.S. Manufacturing?” studied key areas such as cost savings, and estimated that the “shale effect” could save U.S. manufacturing $22.3 billion annually by 2030, assuming a high natural gas recovery and low-price scenario.

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DrumTumblr

December 10, 2014 5:41 pm | by Morse Drum | Product Releases | Comments

The new DrumTumblr Morse promises an advancement for labor-saving with thorough mixing of contents inside drums. "Corner-Over-Corner" tumbling of drums corrects settling and homogenizes contents.

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HPR-Micro Reactor

December 10, 2014 5:35 pm | by Supercritical Fluid Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The HPR-Micro Reactor is the ideal high-pressure reactor for early, exploratory research. It is especially well suited for research, process development, and screening applications when reagents, catalysts, or other essential materials are expensive or available in very limited supply.

Air Fares Dipping Thanks to Oil Slump

December 10, 2014 5:21 pm | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Flying could get cheaper next year as airlines say they will finally start passing on some of the savings made on plummeting oil prices. Carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and taxes.

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Gas Tanker Truck Explodes Outside Jerusalem, Killing One

December 10, 2014 11:38 am | by Xinhua News Agency, Beijing | News | Comments

A gas tanker truck exploded outside Jerusalem on Wednesday after colliding with a vehicle, killing one person, the Israeli police said. According to the police, the gas truck flipped over after colliding with a car-carrier trailer in the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway, causing the gas-laden truck to burst into flames.

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Chinese Chemical Company Looks at Buying Lousiana School

December 10, 2014 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The St. James Parish School Board has voted to declare St. James High School as surplus property, an action designed to speed its sale. Officials say China-based Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a corporation set to begin building a $1.85 billion ethanol plant adjacent to the school site, is interested in the property.

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N.D. Regulators Order Treatment of Crude Oil For Safety

December 10, 2014 11:23 am | by David Shaffer, Star Tribune, Minneapolis | News | Comments

North Dakota officials on Tuesday ordered the oil industry to reduce volatile gases in Bakken crude oil to make it safer to transport via oil trains. The order by the state Industrial Commission, a three-member board that includes the governor, requires oil companies to use equipment that removes light, potentially explosive hydrocarbons before shipping. It takes effect April 1.

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Iran: Fall in Oil Rrices is 'Treachery'

December 10, 2014 11:18 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an apparent reference to regional rival Saudi Arabia, which opposed production cuts. Oil prices have plunged by more than 40 percent since June to around $65 a barrel, placing severe strain on Iran's economy.

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OPEC Cuts 2015 Demand Forecast For Its Oil as Shale Boom Persists

December 10, 2014 10:56 am | by Wochit News | Videos | Comments

Global demand for oil from OPEC next year will be less than expected because of weaker growth in consumption and the U.S. shale boom, the group said on Wednesday, pointing to an increasing supply surplus in 2015. In a monthly report, OPEC forecast demand for the group's oil will drop to 28.92 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2015, down 280,000 bpd from its previous expectation.

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