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EU Fines Plastics Cartel For Price Fixing

November 11, 2009 6:04 am | Comments

Novemebr 11, 2009 BRUSSELS (AP) - EU regulators on Wednesday jointly fined Akzo, Ciba, Elf Aquitaine and seven others euro173 million (U.S. $260 million) for fixing the price of plastic additives. Ciba was fined euro68.4 million, Akzo was ordered to pay euro40.

EPA: Toxic Chemicals In U.S. Lakes Is Widespread

November 11, 2009 5:38 am | Comments

DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer - Novemebr 11, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of lakes and reservoirs nationwide contain fish with potentially harmful levels of the toxic metal mercury, according to a federal study released Tuesday.

Grasses, Woods & Mustards Key To Aviation, Military Biofuels

November 11, 2009 4:20 am | Comments

By Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - Novemebr 11, 2009 Ceres, ViaSpace, Sustainable Oils,

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Canadian Plant Fire Linked To Battery Malfunction

November 11, 2009 4:12 am | Comments

By Robert Matas CP Writer - Novemebr 11, 2009 VANCOUVER (CP) - A spectacular fire at a plant in southeastern British Columbia that recycles lithium batteries may have started after a spontaneous malfunction in a battery, the company says.

Ford Using Straw-Reinforced Plastic In 2010 Flex

November 11, 2009 3:58 am | Comments

Novemebr 11, 2009 Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ), working with academic researchers and one of its suppliers, is the first automaker to develop and use environmentally friendly wheat straw-reinforced plastic in a vehicle.

BPA Exposure Linked To Sex Problems In Factory Workers

November 11, 2009 3:45 am | Comments

MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer - Novemebr 11, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Male factory workers in China who got very high doses of a chemical that's been widely used in hard plastic bottles had high rates of sexual problems, researchers reported Wednesday.

The Role Of Vacuum Technology In Energy-Efficient Manufacturing

November 10, 2009 11:42 am | Comments

Peter Tell, chief technological officer at PIAB, speaks with Product Design & Development magazine on the role of vacuum technology in energy-efficient manufacturing.

Oil Tanker Evades Pirates With High-Speed Maneuvers

November 10, 2009 4:57 am | Comments

JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer - November 10, 2009 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -

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OSHA Adds $64,000 To Existing Fines Against Chemical Processor

November 10, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health

Consultant: Old Plant Sites Threaten Hudson PCB Cleanup

November 10, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer - November 10, 2009 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Widespread subterranean contamination along the upper Hudson River could threaten the massive effort to dredge the river clean of PCBs, according to an environmental consultant.

M & M Candy Factory Goes Green (7116)

November 10, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

By Victor Epstein Associated Press Writer - November 10, 2009 HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Those green M&Ms are getting greener.

M & M Candy Factory Goes Green

November 10, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

By Victor Epstein Associated Press Writer - November 10, 2009 HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Those green M&Ms are getting greener.

Solar-Powered, Fuel-Producing Organisms

November 10, 2009 4:02 am | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - November 10, 2009 In Hawaii, at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit, Joule Biotechnologies announced that it has achieved direct microbial conversion of CO2 into hydrocarbons via engineered organisms, powered by solar energy.

Pfizer To Close 6 Research Facilities

November 10, 2009 3:37 am | Comments

LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer - November 10, 2009 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Less than a month after buying Wyeth, drug giant Pfizer Inc. has mapped out a new structure for its research and development operations.

Honey, I Shrunk The Company

November 9, 2009 9:51 am | Comments

Untitled Document By Ron Melcher and Mark Fiquett, Step3 Consulting As we emerge from unprecedented economic decline, past experience and common sense suggest that growth in these better times will not come without hardship.

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