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Many generic drugs fail to serve their purpose, doctors warn

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Doctors and researchers have criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to control the effectiveness of the vast majority of pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Shell closes Nigerian crude oil pipeline

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Royal Dutch Shell announced that its Nembe Creek Trunk oil pipeline in Nigeria was closed on Feb. 23 because of a leak caused by theft.
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Devon Energy buys Eagle Ford assets to secure oil production growth

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Oklahoma City-based energy company Devon Energy Corporation has announced the purchase of 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale from GeoSouthern Energy.
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Levi Strauss introduces new industrial process using 100% recycled water

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The technology is currently applied in one of the company's major factories in southern China, where garments are bleached and stone washed to produce a specific look or feel.
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EPA to review VOC emissions reporting requirements by December 2014

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EPA has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving its delay in changes to rules on reporting emissions from chemical facilities and refineries.
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Los Angeles City Council approves fracking moratorium

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The Planning and Land Use Management Committee of Los Angeles has approved two motions that could lead to a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional oil and gas extraction practices.
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Palm oil production contributes to climate change, study claims

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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Two-thirds of oil-by-rail supplies to California come from Canada

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According to data from the state's Energy Commission, 709,014 barrels of crude from Canada were shipped by rail to California in December 2013.
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Proposed updates to Nutrition Facts label announced

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The proposed changes will bring the familiar rectangular box, which is featured on roughly 700,000 products, up to date with changes to its design and content.
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Listeria from cheese kills one, sickens seven

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A listeria outbreak, most likely linked with "Hispanic-style" cheese, has killed one person in California and has sickened seven people in Maryland.
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