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W. Virginia Plants Switchgrass for Ethanol on Old Coal Mines

W. Virginia Plants Switchgrass for Ethanol on Old Coal Mines

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, August 24, 2008 (ENS) – A new, clean form of energy is taking the place of an older, dirtier energy source that was the mainstay of the West Virginia economy for decades. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and West Virginia University have begun working together to study the potential for…

Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Coatings Harmful to Health

Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Coatings Harmful to Health

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2008 (ENS) ­ A chemical used to make non-stick coating for pots and pans, food wrappers and stain-resistant fabrics may harm the immune system, liver and thyroid and cause higher cholesterol in children, according to the initial findings of a study of 69,000 people who live near a DuPont manufacturing plant.…