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Eastman Announces European Availability of Embrace & trade; Copolyesters for Shrink Film

December 21, 2009 10:29 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company announces the availability of its Eastman Embraceâ„¢ copolyesters for shrink film, enabling European brand owners to deliver maximum shelf impact with 360-degree graphics.

Spray-applied Waterproofing Membrane from Dow Makes Green Roofs Easy to Install and Maintain

December 21, 2009 10:29 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Launched at GreenBuild in 2008, VERDISEAL™ Waterproofing System from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has become a preferred brand for architects and engineers involved in “green roof” projects. Protecting the roof from bulk water and root penetration, the spray-applied polyurethane creates...

Dow Announces Shutdown of Styrene Monomer and Ethylbenzene Plants in Freeport, Texas

December 21, 2009 10:29 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it will close styrene monomer and ethylbenzene production units at its Dow Texas Operations site in Freeport, Texas by the end of the year.

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Dr. Julie Gerberding Named President of Merck Vaccines

December 21, 2009 10:29 am | by Merck | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – Dec. 21, 2009 – Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) today announced that Dr. Julie Gerberding ha

DuPont News: Fortune Magazine Features DuPont, Sustainability <b>...</b>

December 21, 2009 10:29 am | by Dupont | Comments

DuPont and Linda Fisher, the company's chief sustainability officer, are featured in the current issue of Fortune Magazine regarding sustainability leadership ...

Weyerhaeuser Company foundation gives local human service organizations a lift

December 21, 2009 10:26 am | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY). Like many Oregon communities wading through this difficult recession, Lane County residents in the Eugene-Springfield area are no different. Many local human service organizations are seeing extra need for its citizens. The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation,...

New Labs to Concentrate on Solar Thermal Energy

December 21, 2009 10:25 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

DOE funds facilities to advance concentrating solar power technologies; global capacity could reach 20 gigawatts by 2020.

Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees

December 21, 2009 10:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The largest U.S. carrier said doubling its early termination fee was necessary to reduce consumers' costs for sophisticated devices like the Storm 2 or Motorola Droid.

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Mass. pushing whole energy efficient neighborhoods

December 21, 2009 10:12 am | by STEVE LeBLANC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts officials are hoping to use a federal stimulus grant to take the idea of energy conservation down from the lofty heights of solar panels and wind turbines and bring it back to the neighborhood.The "whole-neighborhood" approach to energy efficiency sounds simple enough, even...

FDA Expands Presence Outside The U.S.

December 21, 2009 9:56 am | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration =announced the opening of its Mexico City post.

CPSC Delays Lead Testing For Toys

December 21, 2009 9:42 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Children's product makers won a reprieve from federal regulators trying to implement legislation passed more than a year ago after a holiday season marred by scores of lead-tainted toy recalls.

Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Plant Faces Uncertain Future

December 21, 2009 8:29 am | by MATTHEW S.L. CATE, AP Writer | Comments

The fate of a promised wind-turbine factory with 400 jobs near Fort Smith remains uncertain after a decision in a patent fight between two conglomerates was delayed until next month.

Boston University reseachers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Boston University College of Engineering ) Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of...

Global temperatures could rise more than expected, new study shows

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Yale University ) The kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide taking place today could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale University geologists. The team demonstrated that only a...

Next generation lens promises more control

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Duke University ) Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail.

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