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British mining company takes US government to court over uranium mining

July 1, 2013
British mining company Vane Minerals has started legal action against the U.S. government over its decision to impose a moratorium on new mining operations for 20 years on more than 1 million acres outside the Grand Canyon.
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European refineries struggle to stay afloat

July 1, 2013
European refineries are losing ground to their counterparts across the Atlantic, where the U.S. refining sector is flourishing thanks to its access to cheap and abundant feedstock produced from unconventional oil.
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Germany in midst of huge chemical boost

July 1, 2013
Following the hard times that German chemical companies experienced in 2009 it appears that the country's chemical industry is approaching a real renaissance, as major industry players are ready to ramp up production.
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Ukraine to focus on resources development in search for energy independence

July 1, 2013
Ukraine will keep its position as a key energy sector partner of the European Union, particularly in regard to gas transportation and storage, according to the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy.
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Italian plastics firm to open plant in Tennessee

July 1, 2013
Italian plastics company So.F.Ter Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. operation in Tennessee. The company said that it will invest $11.5 million in the facility in Wilson County, which will initially employ 50 people.
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Third of global food production wasted or lost

June 21, 2013
According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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Study links BPA exposure to undescended testicles

June 21, 2013
New research presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco has suggested that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys.
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Mining companies to be forced to disclose payment details

June 21, 2013
Canada is introducing mandatory payment disclosure rules for mining companies in a bid to increase transparency in transactions and business operations.
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AstraZeneca to build new HQ, research center in Cambridge, UK

June 19, 2013
AstraZeneca is investing about £330 million ($515.6 million) in its new building, which will host a global R&D center.
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Canadian oil company to develop existing assets amid rising North Sea investments

June 18, 2013
Canadian oil and gas company CNR International, Inc. is looking to take advantage of a recently introduced tax break and invest more than $470 million in one of the oldest North Sea oil fields.
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