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2005-11-17 18:34:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee on Thursday. The Commerce Committee approved a measure introduced by Sen. George Allen, a Virginia Republican and chairman of the consumer affairs subcommittee, that would require antifreeze and coolant manufacturers to include a bittering agent in their liquid products. Most common antifreeze contains ethylene...

2005-08-16 11:21:25

Developed by MU Researcher, New Method Also Creates NonToxic Antifreeze COLUMBIA, Mo. ­-- In recent months, President Bush has pushed an energy plan that calls for an increase in the production of alternative fuels like biodiesel. In 1999, biodiesel producers sold only 500,000 gallons of fuel, but last year, 30 million gallons were sold. Still, that represents only a fraction of fuel used in the United States. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia is...

2005-07-18 12:32:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pack of dogs joined forces with industry and consumer groups on Monday to urge Congress to pass legislation requiring antifreeze manufacturers to make their otherwise sweet tasting product less appealing to animals and children. With several dogs looking on, representatives of industry and animal rights groups told the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer affairs they back legislation requiring manufacturers to put an agent into antifreeze, a toxic substance, to...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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