Corporations: There IS Life at Union Carbide

After years of puzzling over the possibility, many scientists—most notably those at the National Academy of Sciences—have recently concluded that there may well be life on Mars. The news came as no surprise to executives at the Union Carbide Corp. By synthesizing a Martian atmosphere and successfully growing plants and microbes in it, Carbide's researchers had reached the same conclusion. Why should Union Carbide care? Though the conclusion hardly helps sales, the process of reaching it has yielded the company many down-to-earth benefits. Carbide has, for example, found new ways to stop damage to plant life from smog and...

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