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BASF Reports Lower Profits, Higher Sales

May 1, 2015 9:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

BASF said it hopes to increase sales for the whole of 2015, but added that it expects earnings to match 2014 levels.


UN Officials Call to Eliminate Lead Paint by 2020

May 1, 2015 9:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digitial Reporter | Comments

UNEP officials said the paint remains permitted in numerous countries and still represents about 10 percent of total lead use.


Report: North Dakota Again Leads Nation in Worker Fatality Rate

May 1, 2015 9:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

North Dakota's fracking industry, in particular, helped make the state "an exceptionally dangerous and deadly place to work" according to the report.


Groups Ask For Federal Review of Ohio Injection-Well Program

April 30, 2015 11:00 am | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press | Comments

Injection wells pump wastewater from oil and gas drilling deep inside the earth. Some such wells in Ohio have been linked to earthquakes.


FDA Seeks More Data on Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

April 30, 2015 10:56 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers to submit additional data about medical hand washes and sanitizers, including the long-term effects of their daily use on the skin.


Shell Profits Beat Expectations Despite Low Oil Prices

April 30, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It said its first-quarter profit rose 7 percent, thanks to a good performance in the refining division as well as to the fact that year-earlier figures were weighed down by one-time charges.


Toxic Waste Defiles Defunct Chemical Plant in Hungary

April 30, 2015 10:08 am | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | Comments

Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. 


Chemical Leak at New Jersey Medical Firm Sickens at Least 10

April 30, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The refrigerant leak happened Wednesday at Home Solutions Infusion Therapy in Hammonton.


Dow Chemical Selling AgroFresh Business For $860 Million

April 30, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Midland, Michigan-based company had announced in October that it was planning to sell AgroFresh, which offers products and services geared toward keeping produce fresh.


BP to Sell Stake in North Sea Pipeline

April 30, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The sale is expected to take place before the end of the year as part of BP's plans to trim $10 billion in assets amid plummeting gas prices.


Toxic Emissions From Chemical Plant And Refinery Flares Higher Than Previously Thought

April 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says flares at refineries and chemical plants emit far more pollution than regulators previously indicated.


Justice Department Seeks Charges Against Lumber Liquidators

April 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Company officials estimated that the charges could ultimately cost Lumber Liquidators about $10 million.


Shell, Greenpeace Spar Over Arctic Drilling Safety Zones

April 29, 2015 2:36 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company needs safety zones around its Arctic drill fleet to prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.


Beer Brewers Tasked With Turning Sewage Into Suds

April 29, 2015 2:33 pm | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | Comments

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water.


Thai-Japanese Venture Eyes Ohio For Massive Chemical Plant

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ohio leaders hope the plant will draw other plastic and chemical manufacturers to the area.



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