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Arsenic-in-beer mystery solved

April 8, 2013
The mystery of how arsenic levels in beer sold in Germany could be higher than in the water or other ingredients used to brew the beer has been solved.
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Regional variances abound as EU glass recycling breaks 70% barrier

April 1, 2013
Average glass recycling rates in the European Union have broken the 70-percent barrier for the first time, with over 11 million tons of glass collected and recycled in 2011.
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German RWE to sell oil and gas exploration operations

March 18, 2013
German electric utilities company RWE has announced that it is putting an end to its oil and gas exploration activity, in the hope of cutting its debt and capital expenditure.
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EU chemical production drops in 2012

March 15, 2013
According to the new Chemicals Trends Report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), total production of chemicals in the European Union dropped 1.5 percent in 2012.
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Processed meat linked to higher risk of premature death

March 12, 2013
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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Coal use in UK rises in 2012

March 8, 2013
The double-dip recession in the UK last year had far-reaching implications and affected every sector of its economy. Energy was no exception, according to a new report released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

March 8, 2013
As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Oil and gas investments in North Sea reach highest level in 30 years

March 8, 2013
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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North Sea oil and gas investments reach highest level in 30 years

March 5, 2013
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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New drugs launched in UK on the rise

February 27, 2013
Recent research by a team of scientists at Birmingham University in central England has dismissed fears that British patients might have to cope with a shortage of drugs.
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