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Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

August 2, 2013
The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
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US oil, gas companies embrace recycling of fracking water

July 22, 2013
Many fracking companies in states like Texas, where drought is a major problem, are facing pressure from regulators to reduce the amount of water they use in their fracking fluids.
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Crude oil train explosion kills 60 in Quebec

July 15, 2013
About 60 people are believed to have died after the huge explosion of a train carrying oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to a refinery on the east coast of Canada.
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Canada hikes oil spill liability cap to $1 billion

July 9, 2013
The reforms come at a time when several large companies have expressed interest in starting or expanding operations to drill in Canadian offshore areas.
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Questerre Energy announces results from resource evaluation

July 8, 2013
Canada's Questerre Energy Corp. has stated that results of the resource assessment of its acreage in the Montney Formation in the Kakwa-Resthaven area in Alberta revealed total reserves of about 130 million barrels of oil equivalent
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US, Mexico sign agreement to focus on joint oil & gas projects

July 8, 2013
This agreement will make it possible for the United States and Mexico's national oil and gas company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to further develop resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
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British mining company takes US government to court over uranium mining

July 1, 2013
British mining company Vane Minerals has started legal action against the U.S. government over its decision to impose a moratorium on new mining operations for 20 years on more than 1 million acres outside the Grand Canyon.
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Italian plastics firm to open plant in Tennessee

July 1, 2013
Italian plastics company So.F.Ter Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. operation in Tennessee. The company said that it will invest $11.5 million in the facility in Wilson County, which will initially employ 50 people.
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Study links BPA exposure to undescended testicles

June 21, 2013
New research presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco has suggested that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys.
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Mining companies to be forced to disclose payment details

June 21, 2013
Canada is introducing mandatory payment disclosure rules for mining companies in a bid to increase transparency in transactions and business operations.
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