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2009-10-22 17:18:00

18-Count Indictment Alleges Individuals Directed and Hid Illegal Asbestos Removal WASHINGTON, Oct.

2009-10-21 10:09:00

"Drop the Rock" Campaign Urges Statewide Action and Builds Awareness about Cancer-Causing Asbestos MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Manhattan Beach City Council for passing RESOLUTION NO.

2009-09-16 10:50:00

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2009-07-29 06:05:00

- Agreement with G. J. Littlewoods & Son, Inc. Enables Crailar Organic Fibers to Project Initial Revenue in the Fourth Quarter of 2009 - PORTLAND, OR, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.

2009-07-02 14:57:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-site settlement, G-I Holdings Inc.

2009-06-12 13:22:09

A spike in the number of ermine moths has left trees in parts of Britain covered entirely in cocoons of silk resembling giant spider webs, observers said. I was quite excited when I first saw it because it gives quite a beautiful effect as it looks silky in the sunlight, Deborah Collick, parks manager in Maidstone, Kent, told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday. Adult ermine moths lay up to 400 eggs each.

2009-06-03 14:55:00

New York House magazine selects Universal Fibers(R) for its inaugural competition. BRISTOL, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, Universal Fibers(R) is being recognized for its commitment to sustainability by being honored with an environmental award.

2009-05-20 15:12:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HB Litigation Conferences, formerly Mealey's Conferences, has announced that its National Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco Sept. 23-25, 2009.

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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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