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2009-01-05 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- All Clear Environmental (http://www.AllClearCa.com), a hazardous materials removal and demolition company, seeks to warn the public about hidden asbestos in construction that occurred after the EPA ban in 1989. "Despite the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule, many properties built after that year still incorporate dangerous levels of asbestos. This is primarily due to the use of building materials that were fabricated abroad," said Shaheen Ahmed. He...

2008-12-22 07:00:00

PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT), a pioneer in commercializing the use of bast fibers including industrial hemp, was granted a world-wide exclusive, royalty bearing license from the Alberta Research Council Inc. (ARC) to ARC's decortication process for generating clean fibers from the straw of bast fiber crops and to ARC's method of degumming lignocellulosic fibers to produce dissolving pulp fibers. Press...

2008-11-05 18:00:13

American Biltrite Inc. (AMEX:ABL) reported its results for the third quarter of 2008 today. Net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2008 were $97.4 million, down 9.4% from $107.4 million in the third quarter of 2007. Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2008 was $10.4 million or $3.01 per share (basic and diluted) compared with net income of $675 thousand or $0.20 per share (basic and diluted) in the third quarter of 2007. Included in the net loss for the three and...

2008-11-05 18:00:13

Congoleum Corporation (PINKSHEETS: CGMC) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2008 were $46.1 million, compared with sales of $53.6 million reported in the third quarter of 2007, a decrease of 14%. During the third quarter, based upon the progress in its Chapter 11 proceedings and the estimated cost to complete its reorganization in the second quarter of 2009, Congoleum recorded a charge of $11.5...

2008-10-15 12:00:12

BEIJING, Oct. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that as consumers' awareness of environmental issues grows, they are more willing to buy environmentally-conscious goods. (http://www.qualitydress.com/ ) With awareness of environmental issues rising around the world, sales of eco-friendly products and services, including clothing and apparel, has doubled since 2007, reaching $500...

2008-10-08 00:00:23

By LAURA DALE Arsonists are responsible for a fire which ripped through an historic wooden chalet completely destroying it. The Bishopsteignton bungalow was reduced to rubble by the blaze which started at about 4.50pm on Sunday. Yesterday, a 50-metre exclusion zone remained in place around the detached Luxton Steps property on the banks of the River Teign after fears there was a high level of asbestos pollution but tests later revealed the asbestos risk to only be small. Up to 38...

2008-10-04 15:00:18

ABOUT 15 workers will be wearing head-to-toe overalls, breathing masks and gloves to restart and run the New Plymouth power station, shut down last year because of asbestos. The 100-megawatt plant was shut in December because of safety concerns, but Contact Energy has decided to bring it back into action to help in the national power shortage. The plant should be running again early next month to help meet peak demand over winter. "The safety of our people is Contact's absolute...

2008-09-11 03:00:19

By Manian, Avinash P Lenninger, Margit; Bechtold, Thomas; Steinlechner, Erik Abstract The liming propensity of a woven cellulosic substrate is investigated as a function of substrate characteristics and of different parameters in the test environment. The results from the linting propensity tests parallel those observed in liquid-solid extraction processes, where solutes are extracted from a matrix of other insoluble solids by selective dissolution in a liquid. The equation quantifying...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Mick Hans, +1-312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov, or Don de Blasio, +1-312-886-4360, deblasio.don@epa.gov, both of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5; or CoriAhna Rude-Young of MPCA, +1-651-296-5965; or Tannie Eshenaur of MDH, +1-651-201-4873 CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will begin an indoor air assessment involving 30 to 50 homes in northeast Minneapolis on Sept. 24. The homes...

2008-08-31 00:00:30

A Scunthorpe steel worker was robbed of his retirement after years of working with asbestos, an inquest heard. Norman Lee died of industrial disease following a career of working with and around asbestos dust at Scunthorpe's steel works, coroner Paul Kelly ruled. Mr Lee was found dead by a neighbour at his home in Dovedale Close, Winterton, in March. Speaking after the ruling on Thursday, Heather Leedham (corr) said her father had not been an old man before he died. Mrs Leedham...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.