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Nuclear Plant Kills 1 Billion Organisms a Year

May 19, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Environmental problems relating to the "once-through" water cooling system at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant could result in a permanent shut down.

Custom-Engineered Transfer Chutes

May 19, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

Martin Engineering’s Inertial Flow TM transfer chutes can minimize impact and wear on liners and belts, while containing the dust and spillage that are often generated at transfer points.

Florida tar balls not from BP oil spill-Coast Guard

May 19, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tar balls found on beaches in Florida's Key West this week are not from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill leaking from a well owned by BP, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday, citing laboratory tests.


Monsanto's Enhanced U.S. Portfolio, Best-in-Class Seeds and Traits Designed to Deliver Unit Volume Growth in 2011

May 19, 2010 5:24 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Share Gains in Recently-Completed Latin American Season Demonstrate Strength of Innovation

EU carbon slides 1 percent on lower energy, German ban

May 19, 2010 4:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon futures fell by over one percent on Wednesday, pushed lower by a weaker energy complex, Germany's ban on naked short-selling and ongoing concerns over the European debt crisis, traders said.

Roche and Biogen Idec announce their decision to discontinue the ocrelizumab clinical development programme in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

May 18, 2010 10:24 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche and Biogen Idec today announced their decision to discontinue the ocrelizumab clinical development programme in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Fly the eco-friendly skies: Airplanes that would use 70 percent less fuel than current models

May 18, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

In what could set the stage for a fundamental shift in commercial aviation, a team of researchers has designed a green airplane that is estimated to use 70 percent less fuel than current planes while also reducing noise and emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Tarballs in Florida stoke fears of oil slick spread

May 18, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Fears that ocean currents were spreading oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill flared on Tuesday after tar balls turned up in Florida, raising pressure on energy giant BP to capture more of the leaking crude.


Environment lawsuit: MMS waived oil safety rules

May 18, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Minerals Management Service, which grants offshore drilling permits, set aside safety regulations for oil exploration in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, environmental groups alleged in a lawsuit on Tuesday.

U.S. probes another BP rig, seeks MMS shakeup

May 18, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday the U.S. government was investigating another big BP oil rig while admitting his agency came up short in preventing the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

White House plans $1 billion clean-up of old GM sites

May 18, 2010 2:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration suggested on Tuesday creating a nearly $1 billion trust fund for the environmental clean-up of 90 General Motors Co manufacturing sites in 14 states.

Toyota Sites Face Fake Bomb Threats

May 18, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Fake bomb that prompted evacuation of a southern Indiana post office Tuesday was the fourth since Friday sent to...

Advancing The Nuclear Enterprise Through Better Computing

May 18, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Scientists at the Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a range of...

The Gateway Academy – Innovative Education

May 18, 2010 10:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and industry partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) know that if you want to capture the attention of multi-tasking 6th – 8th grade students, your chances of reaching them are increased by offering a program such as...

Verizon Forgives $18,000 Cell Phone Bill

May 18, 2010 10:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is examining ways consumers and wireless providers can avoid cell phone "bill shock" problems.


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