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Ride in The Hydrogen-Powered Car Tesla Hates

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Washington Post | Videos | Comments

Take a ride in the Toyota Mirai, the world's first mass-market, hydrogen-powered all-electric car named after the Japanese word for "future." Is this the car that will put an end to Tesla's electric vehicle dominance?

New York Releases Final Environmental Review of Fracking

May 14, 2015 9:48 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. officials deny any harm has been caused by the spraying and say there is more danger to people's health and the environment from the chemicals used to manufacture cocaine in clandestine labs.

Tests Confirm NC Well Contaminated With Known Carcinogen

May 14, 2015 9:37 am | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

State regulators in North Carolina say private wells near some of Duke Energy's coal ash pits are contaminated. The utility says it will provide drinking water for residents notified by the state.

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Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 13, 2015 4:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nearly three-quarters of surveyed manufacturers reported process improvements following cloud deployment, while just over 60 percent said product quality improved.

Report Links State Oil Subsidies, Campaign Donations

May 13, 2015 4:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent report by British newspaper The Guardian said U.S. states awarded millions in oil company subsidies as their governors collected campaign donations tied to the energy industry.

Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant — One of The Longest Building Projects in US History

May 13, 2015 12:31 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Construction has taken so long, the newest U.S. nuclear plant will run on 70s-era technology.  

DuPont Wins Proxy Fight Against Peltz's Trian Fund

May 13, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trian, which owns about 24.6 million DuPont shares, has been pushing for the business to split into two companies, but DuPont has argued that such a move would destroy value.

Monsanto Vows to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 12, 2015 5:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Company officials said the crop protection business — including the Roundup line of herbicides — is the largest contributor to Monsanto's carbon footprint and would therefore be "the place where the company can achieve the greatest positive impact."

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Officials Defend Hiring Practices at Iowa Fertilizer Plant

May 12, 2015 4:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials overseeing construction of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa have defended their hiring practices amid criticism from labor leaders.

Nanotechnology Could be The Next Big Thing in Medical Care

May 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jay West, American Chemistry Council | Blogs | Comments

Scientists in the U.S. are researching how nanotechnology and nanoparticles may be used to fight many diseases, including cancer and Ebola.

Morgan Stanley Selling Oil Storage And Transport Business

May 12, 2015 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Castleton is buying oil terminal storage agreements, inventory, oil purchase and sale and supply deals, and freight shipping contracts.

Union Workers Vote to End Strike at BP Refinery in Indiana

May 12, 2015 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 1,100 workers have been on strike since early February, and the refinery has been run by non-union supervisors and replacement workers.

Report Shines Spotlight on Toxic Chemicals, Worker Abuse Inside Nail Salons

May 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report named the array of toxic chemicals included in nail care products as the likely culprit for the medical conditions facing salon workers across the country, including chronic respiratory illnesses, skin problems and cancers.

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Drones Could Enhance Safety at Chemical Plants

May 11, 2015 4:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dow Chemical hopes drones could eventually provide crucial safety services at its plants and take employees out of harm's way.

4 Managerial Mindsets That Could Delay Your GHS Transition

May 11, 2015 3:30 pm | by Sarah Sajedi, CEO and Co-founder of ERA Environmental Management Solutions | Blogs | Comments

With the GHS June deadline approaching, manual re-classification and re-authoring of safety data sheets is expected to be the biggest EHS challenge of 2015.

$850 Million Waggaman Ammonia Plant 75 Percent Complete

May 11, 2015 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant will use natural gas to make ammonia-based fertilizer.

Noble Energy Gobbles up Rosetta Resources in $2.1B Deal

May 11, 2015 12:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Houston-based energy companies on Monday announced the first large merger in the U.S. oil industry since prices collapsed late last year.

Tesla Welcomes Apple to Build an Electric Car

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Apple entering the electric car business? Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks that 'would be great,' but says he's not losing significant talent to Apple.

Low Gas Prices Leads Company to Push For Innovation

May 11, 2015 10:03 am | by ADAM WILMOTH, The Oklahoman | News | Comments

Not everyone is excited about low gasoline prices.

Group Worried DuPont Split Will Affect Health Repayments

May 8, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chemical giant in 2004 agreed to pay $235 million to monitor 80,000 residents near its plant in Washington, West Virginia, which produced a chemical called C8 or PFOA for decades.

BASF Sells Part of Its Pharma Business

May 8, 2015 12:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Germany-based BASF indicated it would divest its custom synthesis business and a portion of its active pharmaceutical ingredients business to the Swiss pharmaceutical company.  

2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

May 8, 2015 12:16 pm | Events

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference offers the unique convergence of industry expertise, professional networking, and regulatory insight.

Global Plastics Summit 2015

May 8, 2015 12:08 pm | by IHS | Events

Theme: "On the Brink of New Capacity"

The Debate Over Arctic Drilling: What's At Stake?

May 8, 2015 11:51 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates Arctic offshore reserves at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Switzerland's Syngenta Rejects Monsanto Takeover Offer

May 8, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Monsanto had offered to buy the company at a price of 449 Swiss francs ($489.84) per share.

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