Similar to the combination of brats, beer, potato salad and family that allow my Independence Day celebration to make such a positive impact, so is the answer to our future energy needs. It will not solely be developments in wind and solar energy harvesting, or the development of new feedstocks like biomass and algae. Rather, all of these outlets need to be investigated and resources should continue to be invested.
On the surface it sounds like a great idea: The Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act of 2009, designed by Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G.
By Carrie Ellis, Editor, Chem.Info Only something catastrophic could come from a corporation with a moniker that can be easily manipulated into such URLs as www.texacotoxico.org/eng and www.chevrontoxico.com as intimated by the Amazon Defense Coalition and Amazon Watch .
By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D Did I do it? I was hoping to match the melodramatic copy “Charge your iPod, kill a polar bear?” from the Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ) this weekend.
By Jeff Reinke Before getting down to the inspiration of this column, I feel compelled to place a hand over my politically conservative heart and admit a couple of things: I’ve cut down more trees than I’ve hugged.
Yeah, I'll admit it. I definitely remember the actor better known today as Dwayne Johnson when he was the trash-talking, elbow-dropping wrestling character known as The Rock. Although there were a number of characteristics for which The Rock became famous, perhaps his best known is a catch phrase.
There's no doubt as to what is on everyone's minds right now. You can hardly turn on the news or read a Web site headline without some mention of it, and rightfully so, as it is the novel topic of the day.
"The billions of federal dollars about to be spent are going to be the biggest government infrastructure investment since the interstate highway system was launched in the 1950s."
By Amanda McGowan, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Alongside the road near the We Energies coal-fired power plant in Oak Creek, WI, a sign reads: "We have worked 'X' hours without a lost time accident."
By Jeff Reinke Sports, and baseball in particular, offers a great database from which to draw examples when working to make a point.
By Jeff Reinke Recently I read about the shutdown of a $5 billion clean energy project in Australia that dealt with the prospects of converting coal into liquid fuels.
By Jeff Reinke In light of the somewhat overwhelmingly negative economic news that we've all been inundated with, I found it refreshing when a release to the contrary came across my computer screen.
By Jeff Reinke At the risk of sounding hypocritical, let me say that although I'm well aware of rising energy costs, and, in particular, escalating oil prices, it will probably still be some time before I'm driving a non-fossil fuel powered vehicle.