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Manufacturers Turn To Prisoners For Work

October 13, 2009 6:08 am | Comments

B y Chuck Bartels AP Business Writer - October 13, 2009 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Good help is hard to find, unless that help is doing hard time.

Fire At Texas Petrochemical Plant

October 13, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - No injuries have been reported in a fire at a Total Petrochemicals facility in Port Arthur. Company spokeswoman Pat Avery says the fire Tuesday morning involved a heavy oil line between a crude unit and a tank farm.

China's Garbage Problem

October 13, 2009 5:35 am | Comments

CHI-CHI ZHANG Associated Press Writer - October 13, 2009 ZHANGLIDONG, China (AP) - Visitors can smell this village long before they see it.

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U.S. Natural Gas Speculation Could Backfire

October 13, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

JUDITH KOHLER Associated Press Writer - October 13, 2009 DENVER (AP) - The

Iraqis Drop WMD Claim Against Thermo Fisher

October 13, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

BALTIMORE (AP) - A group of expatriate Iraqi Kurds have dropped their federal court claim that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. sold chemical-weapons materials to the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980s.

DOE Secretary Chu Breaks With Obama Over Energy Policy

October 13, 2009 4:56 am | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - October 13, 2009 In Washington, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr.

Modular Plant Design Builds

October 12, 2009 12:08 pm | Comments

Modular processing plant design builds can result in faster time to market and start-up, improved quality, and less OSHA field exposure.

Train Derailment Causes Propane BLEVE

October 12, 2009 11:37 am | Comments

A train derailment causes fires in 11 rail cars carrying tens of thousands of gallons of volatile liquids, culminating in a massive BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion).

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Forget The Cling Wrap

October 12, 2009 11:22 am | Comments

This new type of food wrapping is anti-microbial, completely edible, and environmentally-friendly.

How To Get Funding For Computer Modeling

October 12, 2009 9:25 am | Comments

By Masha V. Petrova, founder/CEO, MVP Modeling Solutions Tools like CAD (Computer Aided Engineering), FE (Finite Element) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) save inordinate amounts of time and money for companies that use these tools in their Research and Development.

Crafting A Better Brewery

October 12, 2009 7:43 am | Comments

A new state-of-the-art craft brewery helps the New Glarus Brewing Company make great beer more efficiently.

Former Marine Fronts Chemical Weapon Exposure Lawsuit

October 12, 2009 6:52 am | Comments

MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer - October 12, 2009 ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) - The headaches began just after Hermogenes Marrero arrived on Vieques, the small Puerto Rican island where the young U.S. Marine guarded stores of Cold War-era chemical weapons.

Explosion, Fire At Asphalt Plant Injures 3

October 12, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an explosion and fire at an asphalt plant injured three workers, two of them critically.

Arkansas Officials Dispute EPA's Phosphorus Rule

October 12, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Northwest Arkansas city officials have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to delay a new regulation that would implement a stricter standard for phosphorus discharges.

Steel Makers Say Demand Improving

October 12, 2009 5:50 am | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) - World steel makers said Monday that "exceptionally strong growth" in Chinese demand and a better-than-expected global economic recovery would keep steel consumption from falling as sharply as previously expected.

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