U.N. Kills Any Plans to Use Mercury as a Rocket Propellant

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A recent United Nations provision has banned the use of mercury in spacecraft propellant. Mercury is a neurotoxin. The most common way to get mercury poisoning is through eating contaminated seafood. “It’s Bender is referring to the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury , a U.N.

Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury

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At the conclusion of the International Negotiating Committee on Mercury ( INC5 ) meeting in Geneva ( earlier post ), nations agreed on a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent mercury emissions and releases. The treaty, which has been four years in negotiation and which will be open for signature at a special meeting in Japan in October, also addresses the direct mining of mercury, export and import of the metal and safe storage of waste mercury.


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New analysis finds Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought

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New analysis by an international team led by MIT researchers shows that Asia now releases a surprisingly large amount of anthropogenic mercury. While its increased burning of coal was known to exacerbate mercury emissions and air pollution, the MIT-led team estimates that Asia produces more than double the mercury emissions previously estimated. The new analysis provides more accurate estimates of sources of mercury emissions around the world.

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Final session on international mercury convention this week expected to culminate in agreement; UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 finds industrial source Hg emissions may be rising

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The fifth and final session of negotiations on the establishment of an international mercury convention—International Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC5)—is taking place this coming week in Geneva. The session is expected to culminate in the adoption of a new convention by the 147 states attending the session to reduce mercury emissions and releases to the air, water and land. Global anthropogenic mercury emissions from industrial sources may be rising.

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Upper atmosphere facilitates changes that let mercury enter food chain

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New research shows that the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere work to transform elemental mercury into oxidized mercury, which can easily be deposited into aquatic ecosystems and ultimately enter the food chain. Humans pump thousands of tons of vapor from mercury into the atmosphere each year, where it can remain suspended for long periods. Exposures to mercury can affect the human nervous system and harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system.

2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

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Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will replace faulty Motor Electronics Coolant Pumps in approximately 70,209 vehicles. The pump cools electronics related to the operation of the hybrid powertrain. In the affected

QUILL researchers showcasing ionic liquid-based processes for removing mercury from natural gas, capturing CO2

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Researchers from QUILL —the Queen’s University (Belfast) Ionic Liquid Laboratories—will display a novel process for removing toxic mercury from natural gas using ionic liquids at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. Petro-chemical giants PETRONAS and Clariant recently signed a licensing agreement for the mercury-removal material developed with QUILL.

Ford says goodbye to Mercury brand

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It’s the end of an era for the Ford Motor Company after it decided to wield the axe on the Mercury brand. The company has stated that it will end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter of this year to devote its financial, product development, production and marketing, sales and services resources to its [.].

EPA issues first National Standards for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), the first national standards for power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollutants (also known as hazardous air pollutants, HAPs) such as arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. mercury, PM (a surrogate for toxic non-mercury metals), and HCl (a surrogate for all toxic acid gases).

Ford Terminates Mercury Brand, Expands Lincoln Lineup with Focus on Fuel Efficiency

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end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter of this year to fully devote its financial, product development, production and marketing, sales and service resources toward further growing its core Ford brand while enhancing the Lincoln brand. The Mercury marque was founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford to market cars positioned between regular Ford models and Lincoln luxury vehicles. Mercury. Of Ford Motor Company’s 16% market share in the US, Mercury accounts for 0.8

Mercury Marine Launches New Lower-Emission Outboard Motors with Orbital FlexDI System

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Mercury Marine , the largest US outboard manufacturer, recently introduced two new OptiMax outboard models for the northern hemisphere summer. Synerject, Orbital’s Joint Venture partnership with Continental AG, is a key supplier to Mercury for the OptiMax fuel injection systems. The two new outboards, the 200 Pro XS and the 125 hp, use Orbital FlexDI direct injection fuel systems ( earlier post ), and are reported as having best in class fuel economy.

Dead Before Arrival: Mercury Killed, Compact Tracer Vanishes

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car brands, you can now add one more: Mercury. The Ford Motor Company announced today that Mercury production would cease by the end of this year. That means that the widely anticipated compact Mercury version of the 2012 Ford Focus--named "Tracer" after the badge-engineered Ford Escort sold from 1991 to 199, and To the long list of dead U.S.

New Green Compact Car Coming In 2011 From. Mercury ?!?!?

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Despite the appealing 2010 Milan Hybrid, the Mercury brand hardly springs to mind when you think "green car". Ford confirmed yesterday that Mercury will introduce a new compact car in In fact, it hardly springs to mind, period; Ford's upmarket brand has languished for years with little product and even less attention. Now that's going to change.

Twizy works a kind of magic for Freddie Mercury charity

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That seems to be Renault’s line of thought when it revealed a Freddie Mercury-inspired version of its Twizy electric quadricycle. One of the best things about selling a quirky vehicle is that you don’t have to fear making it even quirkier. This special version of the two-seat EV became one of the highlights of a [.]. Renault electric vehicle Twizy

Report: Tesla Giga Berlin Upgrade Completed, New Colors Emerge


A few test cars in new Mercury Silver Metallic and Deep Crimson Multicoat were seen at the site

Chrysler Airflow EV concept marks a leading edge for Stellantis’ EV push

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Mercury. Pontiac. Oldsmobile. It seemed that Chrysler was headed for the same fate as these other ill-fated legacy American brands, but the company with the winged logo is looking to take flight again as the electric vehicle emissary for Stellantis. And that has given Chrysler new life.

ORNL study identifies more biopathways for formation of toxic methylmercury

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More forms of mercury can be converted to methylmercury—a form of mercury that can be taken into the food chain and eventually can result in mercury-contaminated fish—than previously thought, according to a study led by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) published in Nature Geoscience. Instead of becoming more toxic, they reasoned that elemental mercury would bubble out of water and dissipate.

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Electric Motor for my Draco 2500 25ft Sports Cruiser

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So, have the boat, just the shell, no engine at all, in the past these were powered by 2 x 140 HP Mercury 3,0 engines (170kW).

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We interview Rodi Basso about E1 and the future of electric powerboat racing


E1 racing CEO and co-founder Rodi Basso was kind enough to spend some time talking with us last week to talk about E1, Formula cars, Mercury Marine electric power, and what the future of high-speed boating might look like.

Ford gives its dealers the green light

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In the US, the company has established the “Go Green” sustainability programme, a voluntary initiative aimed at helping Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers improve both their energy [.]. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford dealerships Ford USA Go Green green dealerships Lincoln Mercury Rocky Mountain Institute

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CO2 emissions down from 2008 to 2009

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Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news CO2 emission figures co2 emissions EPA Ford Fusion ford transit connect JATO Dynamics Mercury Milan US Environmental Protection Agency

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Brunswick CEO Dave Foulkes talks autonomy, electrification, and the democratization of boating


With career credits like “Powertrain Chief Engineer” at Ford and “VP of Product Development, Engineering, and Racing” at Mercury Marine leading him to the big chair, Foulkes’ vision of the future of boating is worth seeing.

Tesla Giga Berlin tests Deep Crimson paint on Model Y units


Giga Berlin is reportedly painting test vehicles in Mercury Silver Metallic and Deep Crimson Multi-coat, the latter of which was spotted in the recent drone flyover. including references to vehicles that are painted with Mercury Silver Metallic, Abyss Blue Multi-coat, and Deep Crimson paint.

Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

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Roadshow," the nickname of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Richards. If you''ve never lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not have heard of "Mr. Nor will you know how important his columns are, covering traffic, congestion, freeways, law enforcement, cars, and all the other topics associated with the region''s crowded roads.

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Ford Introduces New Consumer Protection Program

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Under the Ford Advantage Plan, Ford will cover payments for up to 12 months on any new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle if customers lose their jobs. All Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles are covered under the Ford Advantage Plan. In addition to providing 12 months of payment protection of up to $700 per month, customers can take advantage of 0% financing on select Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles through Ford’s financing partner, Ford Motor Credit.

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What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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But first, a bit of perspective: in 2005 I had set out to purchase a Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make Tom Cruise proud, I accepted the mission. I had done my homework, and knew exactly. Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships Texas

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Polite Reminder: As It Gets Colder, Your Plug-in’s Range May Drop

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If you’re approaching your first winter of plug-in car ownership, however, you might be in for a shock as the mercury starts to drop. The nights are getting longer, children are starting to get ready for Halloween, and in certain states, you’ll have already had the first fall frost. Like you, your plug-in car won’t want to travel

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s new paint colors revealed in mobile app


Within the source code of the Tesla App’s recent update were also references to three new color options: Deep Crimson Multicoat, Abyss Blue Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic. Mercury Silver Metallic I tried to recreate the colors, but I´m not sure if I got them right.

DeepGreen Metals revises undersea polymetallic nodules resources upwards

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Because deep-sea nodules do not contain toxic levels of heavy elements such as mercury or arsenic, all of the nodule mass can be converted into products with economic value to society.

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Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of mortality

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These samples are analysed in the laboratory to measure the presence of 13 elements: aluminium, arsenic, calcium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, mercury, sodium, nickel, lead, vanadium and zinc. The metals deemed to be of anthropogenic origin were cadmium, copper, mercury, lead and zinc. Although there is ample evidence that air pollution—specifically airborne.

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BREAKING NEWS: EPA Head Lisa Jackson To Resign

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As well as setting standards to cut mercury and other toxins from coal power plant pollution and limits on the dumping of waste, Jackson has played a major part in reducing the emissions and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson confirmed this morning that she is to resign from her position, the Washington Post reports.

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CenterPoint Energy Selects GE for Smart Grid Advanced Metering System for Houston, TX

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The MDS Mercury in its pole mounting. GE Digital Energy’s MDS Mercury 3650 radios along with engineering services, network design, project management, and support services, will support the transmission of electric utility meter data over the AMS network from consumers’ homes and businesses to CenterPoint Energy’s data center. The MDS Mercury is a highly secure, industrial-grade WiMAX platform. CenterPoint Energy , Inc.’s

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UN: global e-waste surging; up 21% in 5 years

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E-waste is a health and environmental hazard, containing toxic additives or hazardous substances such as mercury, which damages the human brain and/or coordination system. A record 53.6

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Tesla Giga Berlin kicks off 2022 with 33 locally-produced Model Y vehicles


Most recently, Lindh spotted three Model Y vehicles that appeared to be painted in Giga Berlin’s three color options, namely Deep Crimson Multicoat, Abyss Blue Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic. Tesla Giga Berlin seems raring to start operations and kick off Model Y production this year.

US Coast Guard evaluating diesel outboards; final report due June 2018

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Three engines—Mercury Marine’s 175HP spark-ignited diesel engine and the OXE 200HP and Cox Powertrain 300HP compression-ignited diesel engines—will be tested through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, CRADA, with industry. The RDC is wrapping up the testing on Mercury Marine’s 175HP engine at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown, Virginia.

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EPA awards $6M in research funding to improve air quality models

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Harvard University to improve modeling of isoprene, halogen, and mercury chemistry; and increase the computational efficiency of chemical mechanisms in a widely used model to support air quality management. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $5,959,842 million in research funding to nine institutions to improve air quality models used to simulate ozone, particulate matter (PM), regional haze, air toxics, and emerging pollutants.

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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Quick Drive

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That vehicle effectively replaced the Milan Hybrid from the Mercury brand, which Ford killed Ford has been building hybrid-electric vehicles for seven years now, and the company has constantly refined and improved its hybrid system over that time. But it was only this year that Lincoln acquired its own hybrid sedan, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Those testing the fuel included the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Argonne National Laboratory; Volvo-Penta; Bombardier Recreational Products; Evinrude; Yamaha; Mercury Marine; Honda; Tohatsu; Indmar; and the US Coast Guard.

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RIT study ranks 10 most efficient powertrains, 10 lowest energy consumption chassis

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The most efficient powertrains on the UDDS city cycle by PAGE analysis are (1) Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD); Mercury Milan; Mercury Mariner HEV 4x4; and the Ford Escape HEV 4x2. The most efficient powertrains on the highway cycle by PABE analysis are: Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD; Ford Taurus AWD; Mercury Mariner HEV 4x4; and the Ford Escape HEV 4x2.

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First sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at marina pumps

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Oil and Octane Shop of Springfield, Missouri enabled testing of Gevo’s isobutanol by supplying test blends to major marine engine manufacturers, such as Mercury Marine. Gevo, Inc. announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first US marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Earlier post.). Lake Pomme de Terre is located in one of the premier recreational boating regions of the country.

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Continental presents action plan for immediately reducing lead in electronic components in cars

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It sets limits on certain materials for vehicles, such as the heavy metals lead, mercury and cadmium. Continental has submitted a plan of action to the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection with which the company intends immediately to reduce the lead content in some of its electronic components to legally prescribed maximum quantities in accordance with the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

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Hundreds of Tesla Model Y vehicles spotted in Giga Berlin


The three new Tesla paint colors expected to come out of Giga Berlin are Deep Crimson, Abyss Blue, and Mercury Silver. . Recently, hundreds of Model Y vehicles were spotted at Tesla Giga Berlin.

Tesla shares rare look inside Giga Shanghai’s automated paint shop


Based on the source code of the Tesla app, Giga Berlin’s three new color options are Deep Crimson Multicoat, Abyss Blue Multicoat, and Mercury Silver Metallic. Tesla Giga Shanghai gave a brief inside look of its paint shop in a recently released video.