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Blue Bell Recalls All Products Over Listeria Concerns

April 21, 2015 12:14 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Blue Bell says it is pulling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbert and other frozen snacks.

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Lawmakers Seek FDA Review of Ingredients Used in Cosmetics

April 21, 2015 12:05 pm | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Working Group said that the current regulatory system allows companies to put potentially dangerous chemicals in personal-care products without having to prove they are safe.

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The Most Expensive Regulation In Manufacturing History

April 21, 2015 11:58 am | by NAMvideo | Videos | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers released a new study that states the ozone regulation under consideration by the EPA could cost manufacturing and the total U.S. economy $140 billion per year.

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Texas One Step Closer To Ending Local Fracking Bans

April 21, 2015 11:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill passed 122-18 in the overwhelmingly Republican-controlled chamber; passage is also expected in the Texas Senate before heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

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7 Dead, 13 Trapped in Flooded Northern China Coal Mine

April 21, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state media reported Tuesday.

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NY Attorney General Says Microbeads Escaping Sewage Plants

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's attorney general says some preliminary testing shows that microbeads, the tiny plastic abrasives added to makeup, shampoo and other personal care products, are passing through many of the state's sewage treatment plants and into waterways.

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DuPont Reports Decline in First-Quarter Earnings

April 21, 2015 9:40 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.

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Six Key Factors Influencing The Oil Market

April 21, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

How long will oil prices stay low? The speculation game continues. Here are the key indicators that will continue to impact the market in the coming months.

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German Plastics Company Establishing First US Plant

April 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by South Carolina Department of Commerce | News | Comments

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., an automotive supplier and subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina.

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Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports showed products approved by the Non-GMO Project increased from $1.2 billion in 2011 sales to $8.5 billion last year, while companies such as General Mills and Chipotle took recent steps to distance themselves from GMO foods.

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Report: Most Chemical Facilities Still Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

April 20, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Most chemical facilities in the U.S. have yet to adopt federal anti-terrorism guidelines and remain vulnerable to attack, according to a recent report published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures.

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The Dawn of Chemical Warfare

April 20, 2015 4:18 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

April 22, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons in modern warfare. Some of the best minds in chemistry at that time, including a Nobel Prize winner, used their knowledge of science to build humanity’s new weapons of mass destruction.

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Detroit Zoo to Turn Manure From Its Animals Into Power

April 20, 2015 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The biodigester will turn about 400 tons of manure a year as well as other organic waste into methane-rich gas.

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Nuclear Waste Drums Appear Stable After Signs of Reactions

April 20, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year.

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Behind The Lens of 5 Iconic AP Photos of The BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been hurt in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get. It turned into a marathon as at least 134 million gallons of crude spewed from the well over 87 days.

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