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Industrial Rotten Egg Smell May Be Eradicated

If you've ever driven on the Indiana Turnpike into Chicago, you know you will pass through a few stretches of highway that smell like rotten eggs. It's not just in Indiana, it's in every state that features industrial manufacturing. I used to take a bus to work in downtown Cleveland.

Transboundary Harm Could Impact A Power Plant Near You

In 2009 The Federated States of Micronesia filed a lawsuit against the Prunerov power station in the Czech Republic stating that pollution from the power station threatens the island's existence – despite the fact the island nation is 8,000 miles away.

Will 'Crowdsourcing' Come To BP's Rescue?

My husband, Nate, and I are fans of the now-cancelled TV show "Flash Forward." The premise of the show was that on Oct. 6, 2009, the entire world blacked out for two minutes and 17 seconds.

The Chemistry Industry Can Be Proud On Earth Day

In honor of the 40th Earth Day celebration, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) put together a fact sheet highlighting the American chemistry industry's contributions to helping eradicate climate change and champion energy conservation.

Will Climate Talks In Copenhagen Lead To Job Loss?

Many world leaders will arrive in Copenhagen over the next several days to discuss and debate the climate, global warming and steps that should be taken to address concerns. In fact, the 11-day talks in Copenhagen have already upped the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997 (though didn't...

Vulcan Project Zeros In On Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Literally

I recently came across the Vulcan Project, a project that aims to quantify North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions at space and time scales much finer than has been achieved in the past.

Celebrities Join Dow To Address Water Crisis

The chemical industry and celebrities rarely collide. But every once in a while the stars align and companies like Dow seize the moment.

Climate Change and its impact on Industrial Production

Climate change is a new challenge and a major discussion point between the developed and the developing countries. Some sort of emission limits will be placed as we move forward. There is lot of posturing and both sides are making point and counterpoint.

The Case of the Killer Rubber Duck

During a recent visit to Amazon.com, I stumbled upon a potentially interesting book. The title is one of those "grab you by the shirt collar and look at me" type titles, so I am assuming the rest of the book will be equally interesting.

Recycling Coatings: An Environmental and Business Opportunity

Recycling Coatings: An Environmental and Business Opportunity "