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UK offshore exploration facing crisis, industry body warns

UK Continental Shelf exploration is in a "parlous state," according to experts, and the downward trend has persisted since 2011, when the number of wells drilled slumped by 50%.
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Explosions destroy Mississippi biodiesel plant

A biodiesel plant in northern Mississippi was destroyed on Jan. 22 after two explosions and a subsequent blaze razed it to the ground.
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Fracking fluids, chemicals market to reach $20.4 billion in 2018

The key growth driver for the fracking fluids and chemicals market is the need to tap more unconventional oil and gas reserves.
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Carnivorous plant inspires scientists to create protective coatings

A team at Harvard University has mimicked the carnivorous pitcher plant’s inner skin design to produce a transparent coating capable of being economically applied to almost any object -- large or small.
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FCC amends rules on level probing radars

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules geared specifically to level probing radars (LPRs) that allow these devices to operate anywhere in the country without a license.


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Food retailer pulls Kraft Velveeta product out of stores

The single-serve pasta and beef dinners are being recalled due to improper labeling, specifically the lack of notification that the products contain hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce.
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Oklahoma considers rule changes for wastewater disposal wells

Under proposals being considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, operators of wastewater disposal wells could find themselves obliged to supply local regulators with more information.
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Suncor employee found dead at oil sands site

The body was discovered after failure to locate the employee prompted a request for service to the Suncor Emergency Services staff.
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BASF boosts polyarylsulfone capacity with new South Korean plant

The South Korean plant will be capable of producing 6,000 metric tons of Ultrason polyarylsulfone a year, lifting BASF's global annual capacity to 18,000 metric tons.
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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