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2010-07-07 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - New Gold Inc. ("New Gold") (TSX and NYSE AMEX:NGD) today provides an update on the hearings related to the nullification of the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") at the company's Cerro San Pedro Mine, located in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. On July 7, the Fifth Auxiliary District Court in Mexico City denied the company's appeal against the September 2009 ruling by the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice that ordered SEMARNAT, the...

2010-06-29 15:19:00

DALLAS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred McCallister, an investment banker with Allegiance Capital Corporation, will testify tomorrow before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in a hearing titled "The Deepwater Horizon Tragedy: Holding Industry Accountable". For weeks, McCallister has labored to pierce the red tape involved in bringing oil skimmers and other equipment from Europe to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in cleanup efforts. (Logo:...

2010-06-29 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What if cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico wasn't a matter of choosing between harsh chemical dispersants, labor-intensive skimming and potentially dangerous burns? Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science and Herman F. Mark chair at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), claims nature has already provided the ideal weapons in the fight against the millions of gallons of oil still spilling into the Gulf. (Logo:...

2010-06-16 22:25:27

The widespread belief that chemical dispersants will enhance the breakdown of oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster is based on weak scientific data. That's among the topics in a comprehensive status report that is the cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Correspondent Jeff Johnson and Assistant Editor Michael Torrice note in the article that government and industry officials continue to struggle with how to handle the massive oil...

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2010-06-13 07:10:52

NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, June 10 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT) and the satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured an image of the thickest part of the oil slick. In the image, the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is positioned in sunglint. In the sunglint region"”where the mirror-like reflection of the Sun gets blurred into a wide, bright silvery-gray strip"”differences in the texture of the water...

2010-06-08 07:30:00

NORCROSS, Ga., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill controversy is raising eyebrows worldwide not only because of spewing an unprecedented volume of crude oil, but because proven technologies are being overlooked that can dramatically reduce the effects of the spill. Dr. Mark Moskovitz, President and CTO of Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc. (DAI), has spent his career in separation technology and is outraged by the clean-up decisions. "While our environment is being...

2010-06-07 07:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As a sustaining member of Global Green USA, and in its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Capital Gold Group (CGG) has responded to an urgent plea for additional donations to support Louisiana and its Gulf Coast neighbors suffering the mounting devastation created by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20 that killed 11 people and led to the BP oil spill resulted in not only...

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2010-06-06 06:20:00

The spreading oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20 has put many more birds in danger over the past few days. On Thursday, 53 oiled-slicked birds arrived at the Fort Jackson rescue center, including 29 pelicans; 13 more followed by Friday afternoon.  The center had previously received one to four birds a day since the explosion that took place six weeks ago. Rescuers are now racing against time in order to remove the birds from the growing environmental disaster....

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2010-06-04 08:40:00

Scientists investigate oil and methane gas introduced by spill into deep, cold waters of Gulf of Mexico To examine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microbes in the waters and sediments near the spill site, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia (UGA) and colleagues. The team is aboard the research vessel F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico on an oceanographic research cruise...

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2010-05-29 15:55:00

BP said on Saturday that its complex "top kill" operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. "We have not been able to stop the flow," Doug Suttles, the London-based oil giant's chief operating officer, told Reuters News. "We have made the decision to move on to the next option," he added. The next option for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history is called the lower marine riser package cap,...


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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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