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Setting A New Course On Climate Change

September 23, 2014 10:22 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | Comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.                                       

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Michigan Attorney General Sues Over Propane Costs

September 23, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints about pricing and delivery.

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Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 10:17 am | by ASTRID GALVAN, BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.                            

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Residual Fracking Water Not A Risk To Groundwater

September 22, 2014 12:15 pm | by Penn State | Comments

Hydraulic fracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.

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Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming equipment) improved smartly in the third quarter of 2013. According to statistics compiled and reported by the Com

Another Strong Gain For Plastics Machinery Shipments

September 22, 2014 12:11 pm | by SPI: The Plastic's Industry Trade Association | Comments

The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

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BASF, Cargill & Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone In Bio-Based Acrylic Acid

September 22, 2014 12:03 pm | by BASF | Comments

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.                           

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Chemical Production Accelerated During August

September 22, 2014 11:58 am | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.5 percent in August on the heels of a 0.4 percent gain in July.                       

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Deal Inked For North Slope LNG Project

September 22, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.                                                     

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New Mine Safety Facility To Stay In Ohio

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The state's Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center.                                

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China, U.S., India Push World Carbon Emissions Up

September 22, 2014 10:50 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.                

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Merck To Buy St. Louis Sigma-Aldrich

September 22, 2014 10:48 am | by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer | Comments

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.                      

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Investigation Begins After Natrium Plant Accident

September 22, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An Axiall Corp. spokesman says the company is investigating an accident at its Natrium plant that injured four workers.                                    

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Storm Water Causes Toxic Mine Spill

September 22, 2014 10:36 am | by FELIPE LARIOS, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.                                    

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OKC Oil Producer Unveils New Formation

September 22, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.                                 

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FDA Relaxes Water Quality Standards

September 22, 2014 10:32 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards.                                  

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