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Study: 'All-Natural' Preservative Includes Synthetic Ingredients

April 16, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Saginaw Valley State University tested a preservative based on kimchi, a traditional Korean combination of fermented cabbage and radish.

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Officials Find Dozens Of Chemicals In Oregon Waterways

April 16, 2015 5:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from the state's Department of Environmental Quality collected water samples from 177 rivers, streams and estuaries, then tested for the presence of more than 500 chemicals ranging from industrial compounds and pesticides to banned substances and consumer products.  

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The Gulf Oil Spill Disintegrated This Island

April 16, 2015 4:54 pm | by National Geographic | Videos | Comments

Cat Island was once one of the four largest bird-nesting grounds in Louisiana. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed the mangroves growing there, destroying the root system that held the island's sediment in place.

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Arizona Puts an End to Local Bans on Plastic Bags

April 16, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill also bans local governments from requiring businesses to disclose their energy consumption.

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TSU Professor Gets $500K USDA Grant

April 16, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The research will aim to enhance the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall goal of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain.

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Climate Change Plan Faces High-Profile Legal Test

April 16, 2015 10:24 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuits — one from a coalition of 15 states and another brought by Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., the nation's largest privately held coal mining company — are part of a growing political attack from opponents who say the move is illegal and will kill jobs, cripple demand for coal and drive up electricity prices.

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Consumers Buying More Organic Products, Despite High Prices

April 16, 2015 10:20 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic foods generally are grown with fewer chemicals and artificial ingredients and are produced according to a strict set of government standards.

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Oil Surge Sends Energy Stocks Higher, Leading a Broad Gain

April 16, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil soared to the highest level this year Wednesday after the government reported that oil stockpiles increased at a much slower rate than the market was expecting.

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Dirty Deeds: $500 Reward Issued in Maine Diaper Dumper Case

April 16, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In addition to the waste, the diapers contain chemicals that could be harmful to fish and wildlife.

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Ex-Millstone Contractor Asks US to Protect Whistleblowers

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor who said he was fired from Millstone Power Station after he reported a co-worker abusing narcotics in 2011 has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect whistleblowers at the nuclear plant.

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Pics of The Day: Would You Eat This?

April 15, 2015 5:10 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Creepy crawlies are a growing craze in the food industry. Because of its eco-friendly edge, the burgeoning industry is attracting food enthusiasts and innovators alike, who are leveraging bugs to create sustainable solutions in agriculture.

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Could These Robots Re-Invent Manufacturing?

April 15, 2015 4:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Meet the robots wowing manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair. From inspiring innovative materials to improving safety, these robots aim to bring manufacturing facilities into a new age.

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Researchers Testing Air Pollution Over Fracking Sites

April 15, 2015 4:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal researchers are taking to the skies over the country's largest shale oilfields in hopes of measuring potential air pollution generated by fracking.

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Health Advocates, Agribusiness Continue to Spar Over Weed Killer

April 15, 2015 4:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Officials long considered glyphosate to be safer than most other pesticide options, and the recent WHO classification places the chemical in the same category of concern as working overnight shifts or at a hair salon.

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Environmentalists Kick up Dust at Fracking Industry in Drought-Stricken California

April 15, 2015 3:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking uses lots of water. Ergo, fracking must be making the drought worse. Right? Not necessarily, many are saying.

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