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Oklahoma's seismic activity surpasses that of California in 2014

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So far in 2014 Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California, and many experts believe that the unusual seismic activity is linked to the sharp increase in oil and gas drilling operations.
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China's gas demand to almost double by 2019, IEA says

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Demand for natural gas in China will grow to 315 billion cubic meters by 2019, according to the 2014 Medium-Term Gas Market Report by the International Energy Agency.
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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

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Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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Scientists seek alternatives to wastewater wells in wake of Greeley earthquake

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A team of scientists from the University of Colorado has been carrying out seismographic research in the area of the recent Greeley earthquake in order to determine if it was connected to nearby gas fracking wastewater wells.
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US federal agencies prescribe measures to enhance chemical safety

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A federal working group that includes the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has brought forth measures to improve chemical plant safety and security.
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North Dakota's Bakken crude oil safe to move by rail, study finds

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A new study to be released later this month will voice what many people from the industry have been saying -- that Bakken crude oil is safe for rail transport.
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FDA has no plans to ban wooden boards in cheesemaking

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had no new policy regarding aging of cheese on wooden boards, effectively easing concerns of U.S. cheesemakers that they might need to put an end to the practice.
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Norovirus most common culprit of foodborne illness outbreaks

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Many consider cruise ships to be the most common places where norovirus outbreaks occur, but a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that foodborne outbreaks in restaurants are more frequent.
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State of Washington introduces new emission reduction rules for refineries

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Refineries in the state of Washington will have to comply with new rules that aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, according to the state's Department of Ecology.
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EIA predicts surge in US oil production in 2015

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The U.S. oil and gas industry is flourishing and there are no indications that it may stop growing any time soon.
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