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Limited risk of radiation exposure associated with oil and gas development, study finds

There is little risk of radiation exposure from shale gas development in Pennsylvania, according to a study by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
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Researcher improves nitrate-removal process

New research in the Netherlands points to a more effective way of removing nitrate from drinking water through the use of a catalyst.
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Crop growth affected by drugs in the environment

Residues of commonly used drugs in the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, a new study suggests.
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EPA takes action over benzidine-based dyes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules intended to protect the public from certain chemicals.
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Slide in oil prices prompts QP, Shell to scrap petrochemical project

Plans to build a petrochemical plant in Qatar have been halted in response to the drop in oil prices.
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Nitrogen in recycled wastewater good for irrigation

Recycled wastewater contains nutrients that are essential to plant health, such as nitrogen and phosphorous. Should it be used more widely to irrigate turfgrass in urban environments?
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Obama Administration announces goal to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production

The Obama Administration announced Wednesday a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
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Spice demand rises as consumers opt for more processed foods

The growth of the processed food industry is fueling an increase in the global market for spices, according to a new report.
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Nutrients added to vitamin waters, energy drinks offer few benefits

New research suggests that there is little or no benefit from the nutrient additions in novel beverages (such as vitamin waters, energy drinks and novel juices).
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Solvay acquires Ryton polyphenylene sulfide business

Global chemical company Solvay has completed the acquisition of the Ryton® PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from U.S.-based Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for $220 million.
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