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American Chemical Society applauds Senate, urges swift passage of helium bill

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 settembre 2013

WASHINGTON The American Chemical Society (ACS) applauds the Senate action today in passing helium supply legislation by a vote of 97 to 2.
“ACS urges the House and Senate to swiftly conference this legislation so it can be presented to President Barack Obama for his immediate signature,” said ACS President Marinda Li Wu, Ph.D.“MRIs that image cancer tumors use helium,” said Wu. “Heart patients rely on helium for proper catheterization during surgery. It’s vital for national defense. Even scuba divers who conduct rescue operations rely on helium. If the liquid helium supply was to suddenly vanish, our society would be turned upside down.”The Senate’s urgent vote was held to stave off closure of the Amarillo, Texas, helium production facilities, which have been operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Federal Helium Program — set to expire on Oct. 7, 2013. Availability of helium reached a critical point when BLM announced it would begin shutting the Amarillo facility down as early as mid-September, as the world’s second-largest supply in Wyoming shut down earlier in September for maintenance.Legislation is needed to permit the BLM to continue operating the Amarillo helium facility until 2015, when the commodity can be privatized. ACS has supported both the House and Senate bills, respectively: H.R. 527 and S. 783 — taking the position that making sure that helium supplies are available and uninterrupted is the primary concern.The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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Going Green The New Business Model for Las Vegas

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 luglio 2013

The Las Vegas Strip is known for its opulence, glamour and glitz, for being an adult playground, home to the world’s best known casinos, but now it becoming known for being green and where not being wasteful is a key part of the City’s business model. Sin City has been reinventing itself and is has become a model town of sustainability.Las Vegas is struggling to meet the water and energy demands of its 500,000 plus residents, which excludes the 40 million tourists who visit every year. Nevada is one of seven states that is dependent on the over-stretched Colorado River for its water supply, which is one of the most heavily plumbed and litigated river systems in the world. It is a critical reservoir for tens of millions of agricultural and municipal users from Wyoming to the Mexican border. The river is now in a very serious condition and the death of the river system will have huge implications for every resident, visitor and business in Las Vegas.As a result the casinos have devised practical methods of saving water. At Caesars, water conservation is integral to its Code Green environmental strategy and it has installed aerators in the sink and shower heads to minimise water flow and low flush toilets that use just 1.28 gallons per flush compared to the standard 1.6 gallons. The Palazzo has been innovative with its water conservation and has accessed the underground stream that runs beneath Las VegasBoulevard. The water in this stream has been put through a nano-filtration system that makes it safe for irrigation purposes on the property; this has helped save around 5m gallons of water a year.

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