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Monsanto Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2021

December 1, 2015 | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | Comments

Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.

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Chemours to Cut About 400 Positions

December 1, 2015 8:37 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Chemours Co., a chemicals business spun off from the Dupont Co. earlier this year, says it is laying off about 5 percent of its global workforce.


Report: French Officials Seek to Classify Pigment as Carcinogen

November 30, 2015 3:51 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

French authorities hope to list the whitening pigment titanium dioxide as a carcinogen, according to a report in Chemical Watch.


Trendy Tech at The Chem Show

November 30, 2015 2:21 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

This year’s Chem Show at the Javits Center in New York City brought the latest innovations in chemical processing to the showroom floor. Here’s a sample of some of the trendiest tech on display.


Ore. County Opts Against Test For Arsenic at Former Dam Site

November 30, 2015 12:45 pm | by EDER CAMPUZANO, Grants Pass Daily Courier | Comments

The Josephine County Board of Commissioners reversed itself and terminated a $135,000 contract with a private laboratory to test for toxic chemicals at the former Fielder Dam site near Wimer.


Economy, Oil Slowdown Might Dampen Dakotas Holiday Sales

November 30, 2015 12:37 pm | by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press | Comments

Holiday shoppers in the Dakotas this season are expected to spend more than they did last year, though a slumping oil economy in North Dakota has retailers there nervous.


Shell Chemical to Spend $717 Million to Expand Geismar Plant

November 30, 2015 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shell Chemical LP will develop a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company's Ascension Parish complex.


Chemical Design Made Easier

November 30, 2015 9:30 am | by Rice University | Comments

"The implications are huge," Kürti said. "This will certainly find its way into drug discovery, making agrochemicals and many other fine chemicals."


Russian Oil Tanker Grounded in North Pacific

November 30, 2015 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks.


Use of Banned Pesticide Not Isolated Event in US Territories

November 30, 2015 9:19 am | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | Comments

Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.


Research: Major Fault Near Reactors Links to 2nd Crack

November 30, 2015 9:00 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | Comments

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and earthquake faults have been uneasy neighbors for decades.


Energy-Rich Russia Pays Little Attention to Climate Change

November 30, 2015 8:53 am | by KATHERINE JACOBSEN, Associated Press | Comments

When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.


Central, Eastern Europe Protest Russian Gas Pipeline Project

November 27, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.


Nevada Researchers Trying to Turn Roadside Weed Into Biofuel

November 27, 2015 10:09 am | by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists who've been cultivating gumweed on the Reno campus think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from the sticky cousin of the sunflower.


Coal Railroad Plans on Hold Due to Mine Permitting Delays

November 27, 2015 9:49 am | by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press | Comments

Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border were put on indefinite hold because of delays in obtaining a mining permit and a weakening coal market, officials said.


New Vaccine-Making Process Requires Only Water

November 25, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Brigham Young University chemists believe that a new process could dramatically reduce the time and cost needed to produce vaccines.



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