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EPA imposes restrictions on herbicide use to manage resistant weed problem

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is registering Enlist Duo, a herbicide that contains 2,4-D and glyphosate, with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds.
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Research aims to improve data on human exposure to chemicals

Safety data is lacking for many chemicals that are already in widespread use. But new research aims to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge about whether these substances cause health problems.
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Sales rankings of global chemical firms show rise of China, Middle East

Chinese and Middle East firms are climbing the annual sales ranking of global chemical companies compiled by IHS ChemicalWeek.
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EPA proposes to ban 72 chemicals in pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put forward a proposal to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances that are approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticides.
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Platform to acquire Arysta LifeScience for $3.51 billion

Chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corporation has agreed to acquire Arysta LifeScience Ltd. for approximately $3.51 billion in cash and stock.
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Study finds pattern in concerns over harmful chemicals

A common pattern can be seen in the emergence of contaminants that affect human health and the environment, according to new research.
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DuPont defends cellulosic ethanol plant, announces laundry detergent deal

DuPont has defended its $500 million investment in a new cellulosic ethanol plant after being accused of "speculative and expensive corporate science projects" that have impacted shareholder value.
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BASF opens new chemical complex in India

German chemical company BASF has launched production at a new chemical complex in Dahej, India.
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New foam-making process could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials

Making lightweight foam has long challenged scientists as it is extremely difficult to keep the foam stable. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new type of foam that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams.
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Surfactants pose no environmental risk, study finds

Surfactants, detergent substances found in soap products, pose no risk to the environment, a new report has concluded.
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