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2011-02-15 00:02:56

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Pigments and Dyes markets. The global market for pigments and dyes is forecast to reach 9.0 million tons and US$24.2 billion by the year 2015. Stringent and increasingly rigorous quality, performance, and environmental standards globally are key factors driving growth in the market. Surge in market growth in the coming years would be fuelled by growth in the paints, coatings, inks, and construction industries. Rising consumer...

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2011-02-14 14:45:00

Scientists have identified why the bright yellows in Vincent van Gogh's paintings have turned brown. They say that a complex chemical reaction is behind the deterioration of the works. The new finding is a first step in understanding how to stop some of van Gogh's most famous paintings from fading over time. The results suggest shielding the affected paintings as much as possible from UV and sunlight. Scientists had to use an array of analytical tools in order to uncover the secrets of...

2011-02-10 16:26:24

A new alloy promises to lessen welders' risk of breathing toxic fumes on the job. The alloy is a welding "consumable" "“ the material that melts under the welder's torch to fill the gap between parts that are being joined. The new nickel alloy consumable is more expensive compared to those already on the market, but worth the cost in situations where adequate ventilation is a problem. That's why two Ohio State University engineers invented the alloy "“ specifically to aid military...

2011-01-21 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Environmental (WIE) of Washington State, USA has successfully completed more than 6 years of rigorous testing and has passed all of China and U.S. regulations and standards. WIE has begun the process of being approved as the best management practice for remediation of heavy metals and poisons in acid mine drainage, wastewater, soils and storm water. Their trademarked product XR-88(TM) is the only known product that remediates these contaminants and...

2011-01-21 00:00:49

California website FreeDrinkingWater.com extends popular program that provides FREE drinking water systems to the sick and needy. Hacienda Heights, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 APEC Water Systems is excited to announce that they will continue providing FREE water filtration systems to people who are in need of pure drinking water for the first half of 2011. From now until the end of June, disadvantaged individuals and families who are experiencing both financial and medical hardships can...

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2011-01-13 08:50:00

Following reports from an environmental group last month that showed drinking water in over 30 US cities contained too much of a potential carcinogen, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked communities from coast to coast to step up testing for the agent. The substance in question is hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. The chemical, which EPA testing has determined could cause cancer in humans who consume too much of it during their lives, first rose to national...

2011-01-13 00:00:40

A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that tap water in 31 of 35 American cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, a carcinogenic chemical made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich." Mermaid Water (USAWaterSolutions.com) is working to help residents understand what steps they can take to restore confidence in their tap water and protect their families from chromium exposure. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in...

2011-01-10 21:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Erin Brockovich will be joined by her Chief Environmental Investigator Bob Bowcock for a community meeting in Barstow, California on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Brockovich and Bowcock will take questions and address community members growing concerns about a PG&E chromium 6 groundwater plume that is contaminating the community. The latest chromium 6 contamination comes nearly fifteen years after PG&E was ordered to pay a $333 million...

2011-01-10 00:00:50

Alarming New Study Points to Widespread Tap Water Contamination San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011 A study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) provided the first ever survey of the suspected carcinogen hexavalent chromium in the nation's tap water. Also known as chromium-6, the public was first made aware of the cancer danger posed by the chemical in the movie Erin Brokovich. Upon hearing of the EWG study Brokovich herself stated: "This chemical has been so widely...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

NEWBURY, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that tap water in 89 percent of the cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. Made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich," chromium-6 is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium and has been linked to stomach and gastrointestinal cancers when ingested in drinking water. Kinetico is committed to helping consumers understand the...


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2013-02-16 09:42:00

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser that was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and fully released on December 11, 2008 as a standalone. As of November 2012, usage share is 35 percent worldwide. A mobile version for Android was released on November 28, 2012. When Google first thought of developing a web browser, chairman Eric Schmidt opposed, but after hiring several developers from Mozilla who built and demonstrated Chrome, he changed his mind....

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.