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Study links fracking wastewater injection to Ohio earthquakes

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Fracking activities are the most likely cause of the series of earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, two years ago, new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

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USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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Natural gas to become second largest energy source by 2040, Exxon Mobil VP says

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The boom in natural gas production will continue over the next few decades and by 2040 electricity generated from natural gas will account for a quarter of the world's energy supply, Exxon Mobil has predicted.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

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Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

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Latin America's oil production has been on the rise over the past few years but most economies in the region have had difficulties capitalizing on this development.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

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Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

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U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

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Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Worker dies in Virginia recycling plant incident

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A 53-year-old worker at a Roanoke County recycling plant in Virginia was killed in an accident last week after he fell in a baler machine that is used to compact waste.
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