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Despite Price Slump, it Still Pays Big to be an Oil CEO

May 26, 2015 4:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil prices have crashed and the industry has laid off around 100,000 workers — but many oil CEOs are still sitting pretty.

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Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | Comments

Visitors bob in surf where oil once washed in, and some restaurants have 90-minute waits for dinner on the weekend.

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Ace Hardware Will Move Away From Products Related to Honeybee Concerns

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by BusinessWire | Comments

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, today announced it is willing to move away from products containing neonicotinoids, a class of chemicals used in pesticides.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

May 26, 2015 9:35 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Critics say the purging of chemicals is a response to unfounded fears over ingredients, but companies are nevertheless rushing to ensure their recipes don't become marketing disadvantages.

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Hawaii Groups Plant Coconut Trees, Protest Against Monsanto

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press | Comments

Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

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Scientists Link Dolphin Deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP Spill

May 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press | Comments

In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Finding Cause of California Oil Spill Could Take Months

May 22, 2015 3:26 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.

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US Chemical Production Flat in April; Remains up Over a Year Ago

May 22, 2015 3:22 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

Also measured on a 3MMA basis, chemical production by segment was mixed.

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What do You Really Get For a $7,000 Tesla Home Battery?

May 22, 2015 3:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The reason for all the excitement is because of what batteries like these might someday do.

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Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf Oil Platform; 28 Workers Evacuated

May 22, 2015 3:13 pm | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and operator of the platform, estimated no more than 120 barrels of crude oil — about 5,040 gallons — were stored on the platform.

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EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup at Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont's Pompton Lakes Works plant manufactured ammunition for nearly a century and leaked mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals across the 576-acre campus and surrounding areas.

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ExxonMobil Denies Lobbying on Iran Sanctions

May 22, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bloomberg, citing federal disclosure documents, reported that the energy giant retained the Nickles Group — the lobbying firm founded by former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Oklahoma — to monitor activity related to the sanctions.

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Report Anticipates Green Packaging Market to Grow by 50 Percent by 2021

May 22, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

TMR analysts expect awareness of chemicals used in conventional packaging to increase consumer demand for green materials, as will a desire among consumers to avoid additional landfill waste and pollution.

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State Investigates Spray Crew Exposure to Herbicide

May 22, 2015 9:51 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Two state agencies are investigating aerial spraying operations on private timberlands in the southern Coast Range, where a member of the spraying crew says he had to regularly take shelter from herbicides sprayed from a helicopter.

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World's Biggest Atom Smasher Sets Energy Record

May 22, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says it succeeded late Wednesday in smashing together protons at 13 trillion electronvolts.

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