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Chemicals That Don't WERC

August 10, 2009 9:38 am | Comments

From the Sustainable Product Index to the GreenWERCS chemical screening process, Walmart is going green, and if you don’t keep up you’ll drown in your own carbon emissions.

Strap Yourself In For The Experience

August 10, 2009 6:23 am | Comments

Chem.Info staff know that you don’t have time to monitor the entire industry from the plant floor, so now we’re doing it for you each and every workday.

So... Did I Get The Job?

August 5, 2009 5:20 am | Comments

I've enjoyed the odd task of interviewing dozens of prospective job candidates for positions within our publication group, and I'm always up for a disastrous tale of inappropriate behavior.


Death By Chocolate Becomes Reality

July 15, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

Death by chocolate — a tragic event, but one that should also serve as an example of how not to conduct business, especially in light of other recent misfortunes.

Potato Salad Algae

July 1, 2009 8:25 am | Comments

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.


Politicians Terrorizing The Industry

June 18, 2009 6:01 am | Comments

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.

Chevron Digging Its Own Waste Pit

June 4, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

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 and as intimated by the Amazon Defense Coalition and Amazon Watch .

Gadget Heat

May 21, 2009 8:18 am | Comments

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.


A Dim Bulb Shines The Brightest

April 2, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

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.

Know Your Role

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Comments

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.

Processing The Madness

March 23, 2009 8:28 am | Comments

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.

Renewable Energy-From Point A To B In $49 Billion

March 4, 2009 4:35 am | Comments

"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."

When Plant Safety Blows Up In Your Face

February 19, 2009 9:33 am | Comments

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."

Thank You, Baseball

February 5, 2009 7:53 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke Sports, and baseball in particular, offers a great database from which to draw examples when working to make a point.


Save The Lifeboats For The Drowning

January 27, 2009 9:23 am | Comments

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.



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