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Obama Pushing for More Clean Energy Choices for Consumers

August 24, 2015 10:43 am | by Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Comments

On Monday, Obama plans to announce new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable.

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Local Officials Blame Feds for Delay in Nuke Dump Reopening

August 24, 2015 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's opening has been postponed indefinitely so officials can make sure all is secure following last year's fire and radiation leak.

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ACC Report: U.S. Chemical Production Increased in July

August 24, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Gulf Coast and Southeast regions saw the largest gains compared to June out of the seven regions tracked by the American Chemistry Council.

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DuPont Spinoff Chemours Closing Delaware Plant

August 20, 2015 2:28 pm | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Chemours Co., the former performance chemicals business spun off from the DuPont Co. earlier this year, is closing its Delaware titanium dioxide production facility.

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Compounds Could Offer Alternative Alcoholism Treatment

August 20, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hope that newly developed chemical processes could revolutionize the treatment of alcoholism.

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Won't Bug Off: Study Shows Lice Developing Resistance to Chemical Treatments

August 20, 2015 2:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Research conducted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville biologist Kyong Yoon found that 104 of 109 lice samples showed gene mutations associated with resistance to pyrethroids.  

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Plaintiffs Seek $750 Million in Fort Detrick Pollution Suit

August 20, 2015 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A $750 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fort Detrick charges that the Army's handling of chemical and biological toxins was reckless and responsible for a number of deaths and illnesses.

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Popular Foods Taking on New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

August 20, 2015 11:36 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won't be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won't be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two less colors.

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Five Reasons Sugar is Added to Food

August 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | Comments

From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. 

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Bones at Proposed Shell Plant Site Likely From Old Graves

August 20, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bones found at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery in western Pennsylvania are likely from a family graveyard more than 100 years old.

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Chemical Industry Corruption, Safety Violations Preceded Deadly Chinese Explosion

August 19, 2015 4:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A warehouse storing hazardous chemicals in the port city of Tianjin exploded last week, killing at least 114 people and injuring hundreds more.

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1 Dead After Chemical Tank Explosion at Fertilizer Plant

August 19, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say a man has died following a chemical tank explosion at a fertilizer plant in southwest Georgia.

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Oil Drillers Hammered as US Crude Supplies Continue to Climb

August 19, 2015 4:00 pm | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer | Comments

The EIA says "U.S. crude oil inventories remain near levels not seen for this time of year in at least the last 80 years."

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Mississippi Phosphates Pleads Guilty in Pollution Case

August 19, 2015 3:55 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer has pleaded guilty to polluting waterways, killing fish and destroying marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula.

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Judge Dismisses Part of Train Derailment And Chemical Leak Lawsuit

August 19, 2015 3:51 pm | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | Comments

Vinyl chloride, a gas linked to respiratory problems, dizziness and death, was released.

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