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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

November 25, 2013
Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

November 25, 2013
The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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Degradable plastics have detrimental effects on plastics recyclates, study finds

November 20, 2013
Adding even small quantities of degradable plastics to plastic recyclates could lead to unexpected changes that could be described as "detrimental," according to a new study.
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IEA releases global energy demand trends through 2035

November 20, 2013
Increasing production of oil in North America and Brazil means that OPEC countries have a smaller part to play in supplying the world with oil over the next 10 years, the report claims.
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Colorado to consider new air quality rules for oil, gas companies

November 20, 2013
The proposals include changes to rules that would see streamlined emission reporting requirements and the abolishment of crude oil storage tank permit exemptions.
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US poultry industry safer than ever

November 20, 2013
New figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses among employees in the poultry sector has hit an all-time low.
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API: Oil & gas industry needs to work together to tackle cyber attacks

November 19, 2013
U.S. oil and gas companies are a primary target for cyber attacks and they need to work hard to improve their awareness and preparedness to avert hackers' attacks and respond adequately.
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FDA proposes guidance on reducing acrylamide in foods

November 19, 2013
The federal agency has identified a series of possible approaches that farmers, manufacturers and food service operators can adopt to reduce the amount of acrylamide in food.
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Texas town evacuated following gas pipeline explosion

November 19, 2013
The pipeline, operated by Chevron Corp., was accidentally drilled by a construction crew near the town of Milford, about 50 miles south of Dallas. An explosion ensued and a massive fire erupted.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

November 19, 2013
Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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