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Brownfields' Bright Spot: Solar and Wind Energy

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

NREL helps the Environmental Protection Agency find ways to generate renewable energy on blighted land.

Scientists locate 23-mile long oil plume off Florida's Gulf Coast

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Using a combination of ocean models and satellite images, along with shipboard observations, scientists heading back from the Gulf of Mexico were able to find a previously unidentified oil plume located off Florida's southwest coast headed toward the Florida Keys.

High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say researchers

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Advances in high-yield agriculture achieved during the so-called Green Revolution have not only helped feed the planet, but also have helped slow the pace of global warming by cutting the amount of biomass burned -- and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions -- when forests or grasslands...

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Children living in areas where homicides committed have lower reading, verbal test scores, study finds

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Children living in areas where homicides are committed have lower reading and verbal test scores, a new study shows.

NOAA, FDA Continue Ramping Up Efforts to Ensure Safety of Gulf of Mexico Seafood

June 14, 2010 2:28 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are taking additional steps to enhance inspection measures designed to ensure that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico reaching America’s tables is safe to eat.

Weyerhaeuser Company Announces Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of its 6.750% Notes due 3/15/12

June 14, 2010 1:27 pm | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) (the “Company”) announced today the commencement of a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 6.750% Notes due 3/15/12 (the “Notes”) from the registered holders of Notes (a “Holder”), pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in an...

Third-Party Android Tethering App Available

June 14, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

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Scientists Develop Method To Track Carbon Dioxide

June 14, 2010 12:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Method for tracking carbon dioxide underground gives federal government an important tool as scientists try to keep carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from crowding the atmosphere.

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SME Education Foundation Awards Six Students $110,000 in Family and Director Scholarships

June 14, 2010 12:27 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 14, 2010 — Incredible feats of architecture, acclaimed and enjoyed by all, are made possible because of the great unseen foundations they sit upon. Conversely, the SME Education Foundation is building on what it has accomplished in 30 years and making...

Ethanol Production Enzyme Functions Across pH Levels

June 14, 2010 8:45 am | Comments

Unlike the conventional liquefaction enzymes, Genencor's SPEZYME ® RSL breaks down starch efficiently across a range pH levels, substantially reducing the amount of sulfuric acid that is required.

J & J Execs Knew About 'Phantom Recall'

June 14, 2010 8:35 am | Comments

Documents obtained by The Associated Press indicate Johnson & Johnson executives were briefed on an outside contractor's plan to buy up defective painkillers instead of issuing a recall.

Chinese Drug Regulator Fired Amid Corruption Probe

June 14, 2010 8:23 am | Comments

The deputy head of China's food and drug regulator is being investigated and has been dismissed from his post.

WY Plant to Increase U.S. Helium Production

June 14, 2010 8:14 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cimarex Energy Co. has begun assembling a plant in western Wyoming that's expected to substantially increase U.S. helium production.

Leak Stopped at Dow Chemical Plant in KY

June 14, 2010 8:09 am | Comments

Officials said the leak of a pair of chemicals from a rail car at a Dow Chemical plant in Louisville, Ky., has been stopped and area residents have been given clearance to go back outside.

History Indicates BP Needs Strong Leadership

June 14, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

Past corporate crises teach us that it might be too late for BP to recover, but history also indicates that the company could still bounce back if CEO Tony Hayward and his management team do the right things.

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