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Researcher Uses "Green" Chemistry to Analyze Cosmetics

June 2, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

More than 10,000 components can be used in cosmetics production.

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Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD in Boys

June 2, 2015 4:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The survey included information on both ADHD symptoms and biomarkers for pyrethroid pesticides, the most commonly used pesticides for residential pest control and public health purposes.

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Feds Say Colorado Oilman Hasn't Responded to Penalty

June 2, 2015 10:19 am | by BEN NEARY, Associated Press | Comments

A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas production, hasn't responded to a civil penalty from a federal agency alleging that he failed to report production on his own leases.

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Things to Know About The California Oil Spill

June 2, 2015 9:46 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

Cleanup crews continued to mop up oil-stained beaches along California's Central Coast two weeks after an onshore underground pipeline ruptured, leaking thousands of gallons of crude into the Pacific.

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Bayer Announces New Name for Plastics Division

June 2, 2015 9:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bayer's plastics division will be renamed Covestro later this year in preparation for an anticipated spin-off in 2016.

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European Oil And Gas Majors Call For Carbon Price

June 1, 2015 4:35 pm | by SYLVIE CORBET, KARL RITTER, Associated Press | Comments

The appeal by the chief executives of Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Eni, Total, Statoil and the BG Group came as U.N. climate talks resumed Monday in Bonn.

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Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 1, 2015 3:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG believes rival Monsanto could make another bid to acquire the company within a matter of days.

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Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 3:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

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Chevron Fined $940,000 For Fatal Gas Well Explosion, Fire

June 1, 2015 3:36 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | Comments

DEP investigators previously determined that an inexperienced worker at Chevron's site in Dunkard Township, Washington County, loosened a bolt without proper supervision, likely causing the well to leak and catch fire.

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$430M Dakota Prairie Refinery Begins Diesel Sales

June 1, 2015 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

June is expected to be the first full month of production at 20,000 barrels per day.

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Takata Halts Use of Volatile Chemical Linked to Deadly Airbags

June 1, 2015 3:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The airbags were pulled from the market after it was discovered they were inflating with too much force and causing metal fragments to spray inside vehicles.

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Oklahoma is Latest State to Prevent Local Fracking Bans

June 1, 2015 10:50 am | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Comments

Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

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NC Investigating at Clay Mine Set to be Filled With Coal Ash

June 1, 2015 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina regulators say they are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County that is being prepared to hold coal ash.

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GOP Pledges to 'Rein in' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 10:06 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans.

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Spike in Water Toxins Blamed For Hundreds of Turtle Deaths

June 1, 2015 10:00 am | by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press | Comments

All signs point to saxitoxin.

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Chinese Chemical Company Site Opposed

June 1, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., will make a $1.85 billion capital investment in the project that represents the first major foreign direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana.

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