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Judge Delays Ruling on Report into Plant Fire Deaths

June 25, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Company attorneys went to court Thursday to urge Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel to suppress a report into the fatal fire that broke out in a water tunnel.

Doubts Over Effectiveness of BP's Containment Cap

June 25, 2010 5:57 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The government's worst-case estimates suggested the cap and other equipment were capturing less than half of the oil leaking from the seafloor.

India Takes Another Step Towards Extradition Over Bhopal

June 25, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

India's Cabinet has approved pushing for the former head of Union Carbide to be extradited over the toxic gas leak in 1984 that killed an estimated 15,000 people.


Smelly Wastewater Plant to Get Makeover

June 25, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

A renown wastewater treatment plant management firm will take control of the wastewater treatment plant in NM in order to improve treatment processes to reduce odors and improve efficiencies.

70 percent chance tropical depression in Caribbean: report

June 25, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A low-pressure area over the western Caribbean Sea strengthened further, and now has a high 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday.

Aggressive Action To Reduce Soot Emissions Needed To Meet Climate Change Goals

June 25, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Princeton University, Engineering School ) Without aggressive action to reduce soot emissions, the time table for carbon dioxide emission reductions may need to be significantly accelerated in order to achieve international climate policy goals such as those set forth in last...

Dow Joins Sustainability Innovators Working Group

June 25, 2010 4:25 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Fourteen major industry leaders have formed the Sustainability Innovators Working Group — aiming to define and develop state-of-the-art approaches for environmental management and corporate sustainability.

NSF Grant Will Develop New Online Hub For Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Educators

June 25, 2010 1:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ) The National Science Foundation this week awarded a more than $360,000, five-year grant to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to establish a rich, central, online resource for educators across the nation.


MIT Chemists Find An Easier Way To Synthesize New Drug Candidates

June 25, 2010 1:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) MIT chemists have designed a new way to attach a trifluoromethyl group to certain compounds, which they believe could allow pharmaceutical companies to create and test new drugs much faster and potentially reduce the cost of drug discovery....

Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months. The team developed a longer lasting, polymer coating for the electrode. Prior to the new coating the team's plastic solar cell could only operate at high capacity for...

Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have combined microfabrication techniques from the computer industry with modern tissue engineering techniques, human cells and a plain old vacuum pump to create a living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip. The device mimics the most active part of the lung, the boundary between...

Adios El Niño, hello La Niña?

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, dated June 11, 2010, shows that the tropical Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.

Tips From The American Journal Of Pathology

June 24, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Journal of Pathology ) The following highlights summarize research articles that are published in the July 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology.

BP shares down, spill-related legal battles rage

June 24, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill entered its 67th day on Friday with BP's New York share price at year lows and bad weather looming that could hamper clean-up and containment efforts.

National Instruments offers Labview webcasts

June 24, 2010 7:27 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

National Instruments (NI) is offering a series of webcasts about its Labview graphical programming language, which is suitable for the development of test, measurement and control applications.


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