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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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EPA Sees Clean Water Act Violations at Iowa Fertilizer Plant

August 19, 2015 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two companies building a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa will pay an $80,000 civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act during construction.

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Pics of The Day: What Chemical Turned an Ohio Stream Blue?

August 19, 2015 1:54 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

A chemical leaking from a water treatment plant in Barberton, Ohio gave a local waterway a case of the blues.

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Oil Lease Sale Wednesday For Tracts Off Texas

August 19, 2015 10:03 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | Comments

The federal government is offering nearly 22 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest.

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Exec Pleads Guilty For Role in W Virginia Chemical Spill

August 19, 2015 9:45 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

One of the last executives charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean tap water for days pleaded guilty to federal pollution violations Tuesday.

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Analyst: Oil Prices Could Hit $15

August 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Crude oil prices last week hit their lowest levels in more than six years, but one expert believes prices could drop to half of that amount or less.

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EPA Funds Research on Environmental Impact of Manufactured Chemicals

August 19, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Science to Achieve Results grants are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety for Sustainability program.

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US Proposes to Cut Methane From Oil, Gas by Nearly Half

August 18, 2015 5:01 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change.

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