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Research links fracking to birth defects in babies

February 7, 2014
Babies born to mothers who live in areas near shale gas drilling wells are more likely to suffer birth defects, including congenital problems with their hearts and neural tube, a new study conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health warns.
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Regulator fines companies for misclassifying crude oil

February 7, 2014
Crude oil transported by truck from North Dakota's Bakken region to rail loading stations is frequently misclassified, according to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

February 5, 2014
The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era

February 5, 2014
Chemical engineers have voted on what they feel are the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.
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US chemical output slightly up in December

February 5, 2014
Last year was generally positive for the U.S. chemical industry but the outlook for 2014 is even better, according to the American Chemistry Council.
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Canadian mining company spills chemical into Columbia River

February 5, 2014
Canadian mining company Teck Resources has confirmed that up to 25,000 liters of chemical solution have leaked into the Columbia River from its smelter located in Trail, British Columbia.
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Wireless technology exposes manufacturers to security risks

February 4, 2014
The rising use of wireless devices is exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks.
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Biocides might increase risk of contamination in food industry, study finds

February 4, 2014
The use of biocides in the food industry may have an adverse effect on public health, rather than a protective impact as the industry has believed.
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Global processed poultry meat market predicted to grow by 5.9% annually

February 4, 2014
In 2012 the market value came in at $179,551.2 million and it is forecast to reach $250,949.5 million by the end of the period, the report said.
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Scientists debate link between Oklahoma earthquakes, fracking wastewater

February 4, 2014
Research on the effect of injecting fracking wastewater on seismic activity in the state of Oklahoma has divided the U.S. scientific community.
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