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Glorious Glastonbury

Will Beacham, ICB European bureau chief, writes about his adventures at Glastonbury in Somerset, UK last weekend, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June …   With the mud now removed from most of my clothes, I’m back in sunny Sutton’s ICIS office to share my experiences. Barbara only wanted the highlights of Bruce Springsteen from […]

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Vast island of plastic floats in mid-Pacific

A revolting mass of six million tonnes of discarded plastic is spinning slowly on its own axis in a patch of the northeastern Pacific, roughly twice the size of Texas, according to the leader and a two-page article in Saturday’s Times.   Now Project Kasei, a mission to map and explore its extent will depart […]

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Texas tornadoes play havoc with ICIS cyclists

  A team from ICIS Houston tackled an epic journey on two wheels across central Texas last week, but there was more than a bit of drama along the way.Stephen Burns, Angela Garzon, Ron Marshall, Heather Doyle, Landon Feller and Steven McGinn, plus Fred Seelig of sister magazine ICB riding for Team BP, all began […]

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The ICIS suite at NPRA 2009, San Antonio, Texas

Photos of the ICIS suite in the Marriott Riverwalk (MRW) Hotel at NPRA on Sunday, 29 March 2009.

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IT’S SNOWING IN LONDON

Great excitement here because IT’S SNOWING IN LONDON. I’m working from home in between bursts of rushing outside to take photos before it all melts. I’ve had no luck so far in taking the traditional winter picture of Cat in Snow, because the snow in the garden is too deep for the cat to venture out.   […]

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Photos, flowers and chemicals

It’s the last day in the office and there is a light smattering of festive cards on desks and cupboards – fewer and fewer of them every year (Demise of the Chemicals Xmas Card), and even the e-cards have been paltry this year.   Amongst them there was a festive email from my friend Phil who is […]

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The windmills and wind turbines of Kent

I was in Kent last week, the “Garden of England“, the county of apple orchards, oast houses and white cliffs. Driving down into the village of Chillenden we pass a perfect white windmill standing high above the thatched roofs and ploughed fields, grappling with the icy Kent wind which locals say comes straight from the […]

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Out with the US Coast Guard

A hardy ICIS editor went out on a US Coast Guard vessel yesterday to see what they were doing about the long line of vessels waiting to get in Houston Port – some 164 ships in line. Says Heather Doyle of ICIS Houston, “While we were out, I had a very close look at some of the devastation in Kemah, Clear Lake Shores, Nassau Bay, Lakewood Yacht Club off Nasa Road One, Seabrook and into the Houston Ship Channel. The smell of dead fish and birds was undescribable. But, we will rebuild! “

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Hurricane Ike photos from Heather in Houston

Heather in ICIS Houston has sent me a link to her 87 photos of Hurricane Ike devastation in the Houston area. Here are a few of the more spectacular ones.
“They were taken in my neighborhood – League City, Texas. I think the Valero service station is a good illustration of our gasoline situation (messed up!!)” she says by email as the phone lines are still unreliable.

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