Japanese government regulators said Wednesday that for the first time they will conduct their own investigation into the country's nuclear crisis to address key unanswered questions.The Nuclear Regulation Authority said its investigation into the disaster at the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear plant will be conducted by a panel of outside experts.
BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 said Tuesday that its recent discovery of missing cement samples was the result of a "simple misunderstanding," not an attempt to withhold crucial evidence.
Ernest Moniz, President Obama's nominee for energy secretary, is a strong supporter of Obama's "all of the above" energy strategy — one that embraces, fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy sources. His ties to the energy industry are numerous.
Peru's government declared an environmental state of emergency on Monday in a remote Amazon jungle region it says has been affected by years of contamination at the country's most productive oil fields, which are currently operated by Argentina-based Pluspetrol.
State officials have postponed a meeting of a panel studying natural gas drilling plans in western Maryland. The panel was to have met Monday in Cumberland to discuss drilling practices employed elsewhere. The meeting was postponed because of predictions of bad weather.
Although Gov. Scott Walker has signed a mining bill aimed at encouraging construction of an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, there's still uncertainty about the future of mining in the state. And looking to neighboring states for perspective doesn't clear things up very much.
The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standards for fracking. The criticism Thursday came a day after two of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies made peace with some national and regional environmental groups, agreeing to go through an independent review of their shale oil and gas drilling operations in the Northeast.
Cole-Parmer introduces three new syringe pumps with touchscreen technology, allowing users to quickly recall previous configurations or create new ones.
Productivity and power are linked — the lesson of history not lost on the Soviets. For when their productivity fell — so too did their fall from power hasten and hurry. To avoid this fate, the Communists bet their collective and collectivist society on single-celled yeasts and algae.
Those darn little one-celled freedom fighters. Making themselves unpalatable to cattle — is it really possible that they brought down the old regime and ended the Cold War?
The push to use environmentally friendly methods in plant operations, including pest management, continues to gain traction. Conservation and recycling efforts now play a major part in our daily lives, whether at home, at work or at another public place. But what about your facility?
Demand response has become a popular program among a variety of different buildings and organizations. For years, utility companies have relied on this program to protect the electric grid in times of extreme demand.
Airflow Systems Inc.’s PCH series of portable dust collection systems provides source-point collection of airborne contaminants and prevents contaminants from migrating throughout the facility to settle on equipment and fixtures.
It looks like we may have more available oil than we thought, thanks to a new procedure called array fracking . What does that mean? It means that the oil boys are drilling the oil holes closer together.
Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.
Chem.Info’s monthly Exploring Energy feature provides readers with a chance to familiarize themselves with energy technologies and processes, both new and old. In this installment, we explore solar power.
Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer USA, LLC offers CN9062, a liquid high-functionality oligomer that brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.
Chuanbing Tang is developing new plastics that are “green” from the cradle to the grave. Given that the new polymers he’s working on often come from pine trees, firs and other conifers, he’s giving the word “evergreen” added resonance.
In December 2012, the EPA announced new standards for the reporting of safety data related to cadmium exposure. The new requirements apply to manufacturers of products that contain cadmium in any component part.
Dematic introduces a set of warehouse solutions for high-density pallet storage, engineered to support production and distribution operations that need an effective way to receive, store and ship full or mixed case pallet loads.
For the smaller juniors, this is not a long-term game and blowing all your capital to drill a single unconventional well in a risky frontier won't pay off. Canada still has plenty to offer for juniors.
According to a Chinese Academy of Engineering specialist in respiratory diseases, speaking about Beijing's current pollution levels, "the pollution is more frightening than SARS."
The Obama Administration is expected to decide the fate of the pipeline project in 2013, and the debate between protestors and TransCanada continues.
Abanaki Corp. presents its Might Mini® SST oil skimmer as the solution to unwanted oil in coolants and parts washers.
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup.