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Report calls for expansion of US rare earths production

Production of rare earth minerals in the United Stated can be expanded to create thousands of new jobs and to boost the domestic economy, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
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Report calls for quicker response to Salmonella outbreaks

If the U.S. government had acted faster in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in 2011, which was linked to ground turkey, there could have been fewer people affected by the illness, concludes a newly published report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Could US shale boom threaten green energy sector?

While drilling for natural gas does not seem like a viable business opportunity for New England at this point, the impact of the shale gas revolution can already be felt in Massachusetts and its clean energy sector, due to the low natural gas prices.
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Proposed styrofoam ban sparks opposition in New York

A proposal to ban the use of polystyrene foam in New York City has met opposition not just from packaging manufacturers and food service businesses but also from a number of political figures.
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Researchers develop method to eliminate bacteria in food products

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., have developed a new method to eliminate deadly pathogenic bacteria in food products and packaging, without the need for antibiotics or chemicals.
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Dow Water announces partnership with Finland's Ahlstrom

Dow Water & Process Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with Finnish company Ahlstrom that would allow it to use the Ahlstrom Disruptor technology for drinking water applications.
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BASF combines water, oilfield and mining businesses

Chemical giant BASF has combined its businesses for water, oilfield and mining solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and foster growth.
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Phillips 66 to build natural gas liquids fractionator in Texas

Phillips 66 announced Tuesday it is currently filing permits for the construction of a 100,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator near its Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas.
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Wyoming judge rules against fracking chemicals disclosure

A group of environmentalists has been denied access to information regarding the chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, after a district judge in Wyoming ruled that they were not entitled to know the ingredients of fluids used in the process.
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to make significant investment in chemical industry

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on April 1 announced that it will invest approximately $58 million to expand its chemical storage capacity.
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