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DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings.  

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NY Mill Scraps Pipeline, Gets Gas by Truck

April 23, 2015 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says it will use its "virtual pipeline" consisting of compressor stations on natural gas pipelines and a fleet of compressed natural gas trailers.

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Desert Shrub Could Become Alternative Rubber Source

April 23, 2015 4:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Rubber companies are increasingly looking to a North American desert shrub as a potential alternative to rubber imported from Southeast Asia.  

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Home Depot to Eliminate Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

April 23, 2015 4:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The world's largest home improvement chain is phasing out the use of potentially harmful chemicals in its vinyl flooring.

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IDBS And ChemAxon Partnership Harnesses Leading Biology And Chemistry Expertise

April 23, 2015 3:00 pm | by Metia | Comments

The strategic technology deal strengthens IDBS’ single R&D data management platform.

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Regulators Inch Closer to Final Decision on Coal Power Plant

April 23, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The future of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest rests in the hands of state regulators.

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Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over a Dozen Areas in US

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.

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Officials Seek Answers After Chemical Spill in Ohio

April 23, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Local officials are seeking answers after a chemical spill at an injection well facility threatened a northeast Ohio township's water supply.

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Companies to Re-Evaluate Proposed Cracker Plant in W.Va.

April 22, 2015 4:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brazilian petrochemical company Odebrecht and plastics maker Braskem say they will re-evaluate an ethane cracker they proposed to build in West Virginia.

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EU Charges Russia's Gazprom Gas Giant With Market Abuse

April 22, 2015 4:54 pm | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press | Comments

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom is strong-arming customer nations ranging from Estonia to Bulgaria, where it sometimes almost fully controls the gas market, by setting unfair pricing and contract restrictions.

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BPA Risk to Newborns May be Overplayed

April 22, 2015 4:49 pm | by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Comments

A study of days-old infants shows an innate ability to clear the controversial compound used in plastics from the body.

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Critics Question Gulf Drilling Activity Five Years After BP Spill

April 22, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Energy companies are delving deeper below the ocean's surface to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico despite lingering questions about the industry's safety standards.

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BASF Opens Largest Indian Construction Chemicals Plant

April 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The world's largest chemical producer said in a statement that the Nellore facility will help meet growing construction demand in India, particularly for customers in the southern part of the country.

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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 22, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer made using unsold bread from supermarkets.

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Popular Pesticide Hurts Wild Bees in Major Field Study

April 22, 2015 4:15 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

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