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3-D printing materials market set for rapid growth

The cost of 3-D printers is falling, making this new technology accessible to more and more consumers and businesses.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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Refinery workers injured in blast

Three employees were injured on Sunday in an explosion at an oil refinery operated by Brazil's Petrobras.
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Entrepreneurs in Mexico turn used PET bottles into mineral paper

Used PET bottles can be converted into mineral paper using an efficient new process developed by a group of young Mexicans.
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California refinery reopened thanks to new emissions control technology

New combustion and emissions control technology is to be installed in a refinery in Bakersfield, California, that has been out of use since 1984, allowing the facility to start operating again.
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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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