30 Oct 2014

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Clean Air Act Conformity Determination for L.A. Expressway

On October 30, the Ninth Circuit (Noonan, Wardlaw, Fisher) issued a decision in NRDC v. Department of Transportation, No. 12-56467. This case arose out of approvals by the U.S. and California Departments of Transportation of an elevated expressway connecting the...

30 Oct 2014 6:55pm GMT

28 Oct 2014

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Second Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop: Wetlands Enforcement: Mining, Mitigation, and More

Cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Stetson University College of Law November 13, 2014 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Stetson University College of Law Gulf Port, FL From phosphate mining to oil and gas exploration, these activities can be...

28 Oct 2014 8:10pm GMT

24 Oct 2014

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D.C. Circuit Upholds OSHA Hazard Communication Standard’s Regulation of Combustible Grain Dust

On October 24, the D.C. Circuit (Henderson, Rogers, Griffith) issued a decision in National Oilseed Processors Association v. OSHA, No. 12-1228. In 2012, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1200, which requires employers to communicate with their...

24 Oct 2014 3:31pm GMT

07 Oct 2014

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Nobel Prize Awarded for Blue LEDs

The Nobel Prize in physics this year has been awarded to three scientists, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura, for their work in the development of the blue LED. LEDs were first developed in the early 20th Century, and the first practical, commercial LEDs were brought to the market in the 1960s. However, the […]

07 Oct 2014 2:42pm GMT

06 Oct 2014

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Fuel-Free Plastics Manufacturing

Plastics manufacturing is typically a double consumer of petrochemicals, using them for both feedstock for the products, as well as fuel to provide the needed energy for the process. But a greener method from LightManufacturing provides a system with low initial costs and low operating costs to manufacture molded plastic objects without the need for […]

06 Oct 2014 3:08pm GMT

07 May 2014

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Navy Demonstrates Fuel From Seawater Production

A team of US Navy research scientists has developed a method to produce liquid fuel from seawater, using CO2 and hydrogen extracted from the ocean and then processed with a metal catalyst to produce liquid fuel. As a demonstration of the concept, an unmodified scale airplane has been flown with the seawater fuel. The concentration […]

07 May 2014 2:20pm GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Use Etsy to Find Local and Handcrafted Holiday Yoga Treats

My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.

12 Nov 2011 6:08pm GMT

Ringo Starr Designs Timberland Boots for Charity

Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.

12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

Traveling exhibit in Turkey prompts audiences to put on their 'climate glasses' and see how floods, fires, and drought in the country are all connected.

12 Nov 2011 4:30pm GMT