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Eastman Chemical Sets Goals for Energy Efficiency

June 18, 2010 7:27 am | Comments

A new review of Eastman Chemical Co.'s policy lists 10-year targets as a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity and 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity.

CEO safe for now, heat on chairman: BP investors

June 18, 2010 7:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - BP CEO Tony Hayward may cling on after Thursday's mauling by U.S. lawmakers over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, investors and analysts said, while chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg looked less secure.

Gauging Safety In The Electronic Age

June 18, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Leicester ) Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems.


Methane Levels Raise Concerns in Gulf

June 18, 2010 7:10 am | Comments

Scientists are concerned over the environmental impact of "the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history."

DuPont Reports Cause of Fatal Phosgene Leak

June 18, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

The phosgene unit has remained off line since the leak, and a second unit involved in a separate leak has been permanently closed.

Managers Charged over Death of Plant Worker

June 18, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

A grand jury has indicted a southwest Ohio company and three officials in the 2008 death of a treatment plant worker who authorities say was overcome by toxic gas.

EPA Delays Decision On Ethanol Blend

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Environmental Protection Agency says it will wait until this fall to decide whether U.S. car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline.

Campbell Soup Recalls 15M Pounds Of SpaghettiOs

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Food company is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs after a cooker malfunctioned at one of the company's plants in Texas and left the meat undercooked.


P & G's Dawn Brand Gets Publicity Boost From Oil Spill

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Just about any article or newscast about wildlife coated with oil mentions Dawn -- the only detergent recommended for cleaning the hundreds of afflicted pelicans, gulls and gannets.

New UAW President Attacks Toyota

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Toyota's decision to resume construction of a car factory in Mississippi drew fire from the UAW, which accused Toyota of shifting production from a union plant to a nonunion facility.

Just in Time for Summer, Retrofit Philly “Coolest Block” Contest Winners get Energy Efficiency Makeover

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Philadelphia’s 1200 block of Wolf Street will celebrate victory in “The Coolest Block” contest at a party on June 19th that will also mark the official start of work on energy efficiency upgrades for the block. Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, the Energy Coordinating Agency of...

Scopus Data Play Key Role In Statistical Study At Kyoto University

June 18, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) Scopus announced today that Kyoto University is employing the former's data and functions in a study performed by Dr. Takanori Ida, Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. The study shows how effectively the government's large funding scheme,...

China Mobile Industry Bets On Low Cost Smartphones

June 18, 2010 6:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Handset makers and wireless providers are targeting the mid-range user to expand the 3G market in China.

Supercomputer Development Thriving In China

June 18, 2010 5:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Powerful systems for use in civil, military, and commercial applications are now being developed at no fewer than 10 locations in China.

Qualcomm Faces EU Antitrust Probe Again

June 18, 2010 3:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Icera, a UK-based semiconductor startup, has charged Qualcomm of anticompetitive behavior in a complaint filed with the European Commission.


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