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Natural gas drillers flock to Georgia shale fields

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The state of Georgia might soon become home to the next large-scale shale gas field, as estimates suggest that there are trillions of cubic feet of natural gas buried underground.
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Pipeline to connect Marcellus and Utica shale plays with US Gulf Coast

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Two U.S. energy companies have announced plans to develop a pipeline project that will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to the rapidly expanding petrochemical and export complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Processed meat linked to higher risk of premature death

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A new large-scale research study suggests that excessive consumption of processed meat is linked to increased risk of premature death, including from causes such as heart disease and cancer.
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Emergency crews respond to chemical fire at Utah lab

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The company was cooking four types of acids at high temperatures to make bromine when the cooking appliance overheated and caught fire.
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Horse meat processing facility to be approved in New Mexico

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While the scandal in Europe over horse meat pushed to the market as beef is still developing, a horse slaughtering plant may open in New Mexico and become the first authorized facility in the United States since 2007 to produce horse meat suitable for human consumption.
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BPA increases risk of asthma in children, study finds

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Shortly after the World Health Organization released its report warning of the potential hazards from exposure to synthetic chemicals, a new study has linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to higher chances of developing asthma.
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Ethane fuels growth in US petrochemical industry

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The U.S. petrochemical industry is expecting growth in the first half of 2013, compared to the previous six-month period, mostly due to the increase in use of ethane as the key ethylene feedstock.
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Bayer confident of business growth with new drugs

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German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer has developed an ambitious program that aims to cement the company's position among the leading names in the global pharmaceutical industry.
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Yale study links exposure to PFCs with osteoarthritis in women

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A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has linked exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) with osteoarthritis.
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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.
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