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Yale study links exposure to PFCs with osteoarthritis in women

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

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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US petrochemical industry expands position as leading producer

New investment is expanding the U.S. petrochemical industry's position as a global producer, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 conference.
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North Sea oil and gas investments reach highest level in 30 years

According to the latest Oil & Gas UK 2013 Activity Survey, investments in the sector in the North Sea have reached their highest level for more than three decades.
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Shell to build two new LNG plants in North America

In an effort to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel one step closer for its marine and heavy-duty on-road customers, Shell plans to develop two additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation corridors in North America, the company announced Tuesday.
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Worker burned in Texas chemical plant explosion

An explosion and fire was reported Monday at the AkzoNobel polymer chemicals plant in La Porte, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
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Scientists invent innovative method to reduce food waste

Food waste is a major problem for developed countries, as millions of tons of food products are disposed of because they are not eaten before their "best before" date has expired. An international team of researchers may have come up with a new solution that has the potential to dramatically reduce food waste.
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Mining companies seek permission to extract uranium from Navajo territories

U.S. uranium mining companies are still interested in developing mining operations in New Mexico land occupied by the Navajo Nation, as estimates suggest there might be up to 70 million tons of naturally occurring uranium buried underground.
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Taco Bell ground beef found to contain horse DNA

Taco Bell said the beef, which originated from a supplier in Europe, has been withdrawn from sale.
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Nestlé launches project to deal with food contact chemicals in packaging

In a bid to deal with some of the challenges it faces with recycling, Nestlé is launching a project that aims to tackle food contact chemicals in recycled packaging.
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