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Tagged: industry

How 5 serial entrepreneurs made their billions

As you’ll see below, some of the most eccentric and well known billionaires around the world are self made, and we’re not talking handed a million dollars and made it into a billion. All of these men began their work ethic at a very young age, selling Christmas trees or nes papers, then their desire for building something they can call their own took over and as you’ll see it took dipping their hands in a variety of different business’ before their billions came.

The How, Why, and How Much of Oil

Everyone does it — using oil, that is. But how much do we have left? How do scientists find it? And where are they looking for it now that the easiest pickings have been taken? Hank has the answers to the how, why and how much of oil.

Canada’s toxic chemical valley (2 videos)

The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Sarnia is home to more than 60 refineries and chemical plants that produce gasoline, synthetic rubbers, and other materials that the world’s industries require to create the commercial products we know and love. The city’s most prominent and profitable attraction is an area about the size of 100 city blocks known as the Chemical Valley, where 40 percent of Canada’s chemical industry can be found packed together like a noxious megalopolis. According to a 2011 report by the World Health Organization, Sarnia’s air is the most polluted air in Canada. There are more toxic air pollutants billowing out of smokestacks here than in all of the provinces of New Brunswick or Manitoba.