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Shell closes Nigerian crude oil pipeline

March 4, 2014
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

March 4, 2014
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

March 4, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

February 28, 2014
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

February 28, 2014
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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Endo Pharmaceuticals settles lawsuit over unlawful marketing

February 26, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions will have to pay $192.7 million to resolve criminal and civil charges related to their marketing policy for the product Lidoderm.
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