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Stunning photos reveal rich Antarctic marine life

December 18, 2009 6:55 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Close-up photographs of bizarre marine animals in one of the fastest-warming seas on Earth show the area is home to a huge diversity of life. The creatures include ice fish, octopus, sea pigs, giant sea spiders, rare rays and basket stars.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due To Rising Energy Costs

December 18, 2009 6:54 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Lack of Resources, Strategic Plans and Internal Expertise Create Barriers to Lowering Energy Use and Utility Bills MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2009 – Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Education Week Research...

Senate Sides With Drugmakers On Imports

December 17, 2009 11:38 am | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The Senate rejected a plan to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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Analyst: Chemicals Industry Poised For Recovery

December 17, 2009 10:50 am | Comments

The global chemicals industry is poised for a gradual recovery in 2010, with stronger demand in China and South America tempered by constrained Western European and North American markets.

Industry Reactions To EPA's Climate Ruling

December 16, 2009 2:07 pm | by CHRIS KAHN, AP Energy Writer | Comments

Almost all hope that Congress will step in with new climate laws, namely through a cap-and-trade system that limits greenhouse gas emissions while allowing companies to buy or sell emissions credits.

CA Meatpacker Recalling 22,723 Pounds Of Beef

December 16, 2009 1:49 pm | Comments

A company based in California is recalling some of its beef products because of concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

Indian Drugmaker Expands Louisiana Plant

December 16, 2009 1:45 pm | Comments

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc., a generic drug manufacturer based in India, said Monday that it will spend $16.5 million to expand its Shreveport production plant and create 73 new jobs.

Toy Regulators: Zhu Zhu Pets Don't Violate Safety Law

December 16, 2009 1:31 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Federal toy regulators said Zhu Zhu Pets do not violate safety standards after a consumer group raised concerns over the presence of a heavy metal on one model.

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EPA Q & A On Emissions Regulations: The Threat & The Plan

December 16, 2009 1:24 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Here are some questions and answers about what was announced by the EPA, and what it means for international climate negotiations, action in Congress and global warming in general.

Illinois Plant Explosion Kills Truck Driver

December 16, 2009 1:15 pm | Comments

A gas line exploded Monday at a technology plant in northern Illinois, sending aloft debris that killed a man at a nearby highway rest area.

Instant Paper Battery Harnessed From Nanotechnology

December 16, 2009 12:07 pm | by STANFORD | Comments

Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly produce ultra-lightweight, bendable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper.

Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production

December 16, 2009 11:47 am | by ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY | Comments

An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost, renewable biofuels.

Meadow Muffin Power Making A Comeback

December 16, 2009 11:37 am | by STEVE EVERLY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Meadow muffins, better known as cow manure, have a future in producing electricity.

Ginger Ale To Compete With Over The Counter Drugs

December 16, 2009 11:29 am | Comments

Reed's, maker of top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced that it will begin producing new products designed to compete with existing over the counter medicines.

EPA Reports Decrease In Toxic Chemical Pollution

December 16, 2009 11:14 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency reported that toxic chemical pollution from the nation's industrial plants, mines and factories declined by 6 percent in 2008.

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