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ADM Moving Away From Ethanol, High Fructose Corn Syrup

May 27, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland is shifting toward new uses for corn in light of lagging demand for two of its most prominent products.

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Chemical Group Lauds Vote on R&D Tax Credit

May 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

“By nature, specialty chemical manufacturing is innovative, and many SOCMA members rely on the R&D tax credit to help them remain competitive in the global marketplace," said William Allmond, the group's senior lobbyist.

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Chemical Engineer Offers Hope of Reducing Nuclear Waste

May 27, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists could be edging closer to a world with greatly reduced and less volatile waste from nuclear power plants, according to a chemical engineer from the University of California-Irvine.

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Federal Data: As Oil Production Soars, So Do Pipeline Leaks

May 26, 2015 5:22 pm | by Henry C. Jackson, David A. Lieb, The Associated Press | Comments

An analysis of federal data by The Associated Press shows that since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on oil and petroleum pipelines has shot up by almost 60 percent.

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Neil Young Protests GMOs With Anti-Monsanto Album

May 26, 2015 5:19 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

While he may still be "searching for a heart of gold," Neil Young's latest move is to release an entire rock album dedicated to slamming Monsanto.

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Woman Hanging on Shell Ship Since Friday Ends Drill Protest

May 26, 2015 5:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.

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Nigeria Paying $800 Million to Oil Suppliers to End Crisis

May 26, 2015 5:11 pm | by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press | Comments

Nigeria — Africa's biggest oil producer— generates more than 2 million barrels of petroleum a day but imports the refined product because its refineries are not maintained.

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French Bill Seeks to Boost Renewable Energy, Cut Nuclear Use

May 26, 2015 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.

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Second Stepbrother Sentenced For Drilling Company Arson

May 26, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The owner closed the business after it suffered $1 million damage.

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Reactor Back 2 Online Weeks After Fire at NY Nuke Plant

May 26, 2015 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service.

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Despite Price Slump, it Still Pays Big to be an Oil CEO

May 26, 2015 4:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil prices have crashed and the industry has laid off around 100,000 workers — but many oil CEOs are still sitting pretty.

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Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | Comments

Visitors bob in surf where oil once washed in, and some restaurants have 90-minute waits for dinner on the weekend.

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Ace Hardware Will Move Away From Products Related to Honeybee Concerns

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by BusinessWire | Comments

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, today announced it is willing to move away from products containing neonicotinoids, a class of chemicals used in pesticides.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

May 26, 2015 9:35 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Critics say the purging of chemicals is a response to unfounded fears over ingredients, but companies are nevertheless rushing to ensure their recipes don't become marketing disadvantages.

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Hawaii Groups Plant Coconut Trees, Protest Against Monsanto

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press | Comments

Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

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