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2014-09-12 08:22:12

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees at the DUG Eagle Ford Convention are invited to meet with Linde engineers who will be discussing Linde's extensive services for unconventional development in the Eagle Ford, the most active shale play in the world. The convention will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, September 15-17. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b At booth #8086, Linde will...

2014-09-12 08:22:03

Lackluster Derivative Demand, Returning Production Reversed Two-month Uptrend LONDON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market dropped 1% in August as energy prices fell globally, according to the just-released monthly Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI). The PGPI is a benchmark basket of seven widely used petrochemicals and is published by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a top...

2014-09-12 08:21:56

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Flame Retardant Market by Type and End-User Industry - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Flame retardant chemicals find major use in different end-user industries. This enables their use in variety of consumer and industrial applications. The major end-user industry of flame retardant chemicals is building &...

2014-09-12 08:20:19

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Lightweight Materials Market by Type, Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global lightweight materials market is growing at a significant rate, driven by the stringent regulations in North America and Europe. The lightweight materials market value will grow from an estimated $88.5 billion in 2014 to...

Sharks In Acidic Waters Could Lose Ability To Smell Food
2014-09-12 03:05:34

By Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States. Adult sharks significantly avoided squid odor after swimming in a pool of water treated...

contrave
2014-09-12 05:31:01

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the weight loss pill Contrave, a medication that will be used to treat obese adults in conjunction with a controlled diet and exercise. It is the third such drug to be approved since 2012, although its predecessors have not sold well and all have considerable potential side effects. An FDA statement advises that Contrave, which works by decreasing appetite, is approved for use in...

2014-09-11 23:13:37

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is highlighting 7 effective non-drug ways to cope with stress that were suggested by members of its Twitter community. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by...

2014-09-11 23:12:29

The Liquidation Channel (LC) announces its first ever Diamonds Always event. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Start the autumn off right with the LC’s first ever Diamonds Always sales event. This all-day event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 and runs from midnight until 11:59 p.m. CT. This exclusive diamond show will feature an entire day of amazing deals on dazzling diamond jewelry, including the best quality Canary Star diamonds and the premiere of the Amore diamond...

2014-09-11 23:10:32

Highly successful, business restructuring now enabling a laser focus on specialized, high value contract manufacturing (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Minnesota based manufacturer of powdered ingredients, for the food and related industries, was recognized for its unusual, but highly successful, business restructuring that is now enabling a laser focus on specialized, high value contract manufacturing. Quality Ingredients (QIC) was featured in the Star Tribune* as a company with the...

2014-09-11 23:09:42

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Suggests Common Sense Precautions to Reduce Jetlag and Dehydration during Holiday Travel. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 As the holiday travel season approaches, A recent London Daily Mail article* suggests that “sucking on lemons” can reduce the all-too-familiar jet lag symptoms often experienced during and after airline travel. Lemons, the article explains, “have properties that will help fight off dehydration.” Water...


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Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Camphora tree, Cinnamomum camphora
2014-02-07 09:51:33

Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...

Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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