| Dec 21, 2008
Worlds shudder and collapse all the time. There's no news in that. Just ask the Assyrians, the last emperor of the Han Dynasty, the final Romanoff or Napoleon -- or Bernard Madoff. But when it seems to be happening to your world, well, that's a...
| Aug 13, 2008
Maybe you've seen the ad showing an empty shopping cart in the middle of the desert. "Soon, many common, everyday products could disappear from grocery store shelves all across California," it warns.
That would be pretty ominous, if it were true....
| Sep 14, 2008
First of two parts
At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue.
The team at Avalon Organics,...
| Sep 19, 2008
Second of two parts
To a chemist, chlorine is the perfect compound.
Easily combining with other elements and molecules, chlorine is transformed into new classes of chemicals with an endless array of uses. It disinfects water, cleans clothes, kills bugs,...
| Oct 3, 2008
Who's in it: The Dow Chemical Co.
Who put it there: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For what: Pollution law violations at the company's latex and Styrofoam insulation plant in Ledyard. The EPA said the plant failed to repair leaking valves that...
| May 2, 2008
SAGINAW, Mich.—The battle over dioxin contamination in this economically stressed region had been raging for years when a top Bush administration official turned up the pressure on Dow Chemical to clean it up.
On Thursday, following months of...
| Jun 24, 2008
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In his Pulitzer Prize-winning history, "Freedom From Fear," an account spanning the Great Depression and World War II, David M. Kennedy takes note of a special session of Congress called by Franklin Roosevelt in late 1937, two years after the passage of...
| Nov 5, 2009
FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - Freeport residents forced to evacuate because of a leak in a Dow Chemical underground pipeline have been cleared to go home.
Dow Chemical Co. officials made the announcement late Wednesday.
More than 60 homes were evacuated...
| Nov 6, 2009
Every spring, Dow Chemical sponsors a fishing tournament "celebrating all things walleye" on the river that flows past its sprawling world headquarters.
Signs warn anglers not to eat the fish, which are contaminated with cancer-causing dioxins that the...
| Jul 5, 2009
The past few weeks in Louisiana have demonstrated there are certain things economic developers armed with the taxpayers' checkbook can accomplish, and others they can do little about, especially during the current recession.
And in this era, risk and...
| Jul 8, 2009
Upon recommendation from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Louisiana State Police, The St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness has lifted all protective actions related to...