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Report: Natural Gas Operations Could Release Harmful Chemicals

August 31, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers concluded that natural gas wells could release a complex mixture of chemicals that might disrupt hormones in humans' endocrine systems — potentially causing problems in development and reproduction.

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Medical Polymers Market to Reach $17 Billion by 2020

September 1, 2015 11:16 am | by Grand View Research | Comments

Growing awareness regarding benefits of using medical polymers with biocide properties is expected to drive market demand.

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What's in 90 Percent of Seabirds' Guts? Plastics

September 1, 2015 11:03 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates.

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New Material Science Research May Advance Tech Tools

September 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Louisiana State University | Comments

Hard, complex materials are used to fabricate some of today's most advanced technology tools. However, little is known about how the properties of these materials change under specific temperatures, magnetic fields and pressures. 

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Research Shows Wind-Turbine Farms Could Offer Diminishing Returns

September 1, 2015 10:54 am | by University of Kansas | Comments

When a substantial number of turbines are installed over a small area, the amount of electricity generated is no longer governed by simple multiplication, according to the researchers.

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Chemical Factory Explodes in Eastern China, Killing 1

September 1, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The incident comes nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.

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Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field off Egypt

August 31, 2015 11:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Eni said the discovery — made in its Zohr prospect "in the deep waters of Egypt" — could hold a potential 30 trillion cubic feet of gas over an area of 100 square kilometers

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Death Toll Rises to 158 in Blasts at China's Tianjin Port

August 31, 2015 11:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Among the dead were 94 firefighters, 11 policemen and 53 civilians, and the missing included 10 firefighters, the Tianjin government said.

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Oregon Hemp Farmer Says Startup Going Slow

August 31, 2015 11:00 am | by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press | Comments

One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Wyoming Ethanol to Suspend Operations

August 31, 2015 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices, an official says.

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Maersk to Develop Large North Sea Gas Find off Britain

August 31, 2015 10:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Production is expected to start in 2019 and continue for at least 13 years.

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Cost, Length of Exxon's Cleanup Still Unclear After Deal

August 31, 2015 10:50 am | by Michael Catalini, Associated Press | Comments

The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries — but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky.

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U.S. Oil Prices Climb Again After Thursday's Big Jump

August 28, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

After falling to a 6 1/2 year low this past Monday, oil prices jumped 10.3 percent Thursday and an additional 6.3 percent Friday.

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ACC Report: Global Chemical Production Slows in July

August 28, 2015 3:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chemical production increased in most regions but declined in Latin America, where Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela saw weakness.

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Shell Chemicals to Pay $485,000 Historic Preservation

August 28, 2015 11:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Shell is reportedly giving the money to offset losses or damage as it cleans up the site of a former zinc-smelting plant and poor house.

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Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

August 28, 2015 11:10 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent, the State Water Resources Control Board reported Thursday.

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