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Report: OSHA Not Doing Enough To Protect Workers From Chemical Hazards

July 1, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chemical exposure limits set by the EPA are up to 1,000 times stronger than those set by OSHA.

Sustainable Manufacturing: A Q&A With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox

June 30, 2015 3:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Mark Cox explains how going green is a boost for the mega-manufacturer’s bottom line.

Judge Tosses Verdict Favoring DuPont In Whistleblower Case

June 30, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This occurred after the judge ruled that DuPont withheld information on safety problems.

AkzoNobel To Expand Texas R&D Facility

June 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The expansion is scheduled to be completed early next year.

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Monsanto To Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 26, 2015 4:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Louisiana chemical plant will help produce a new line of herbicide.

EPA To Study Impact Of Pesticides On Endangered Species

June 26, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The EPA will study the impact of the two most common pesticides in use in the U.S.

About 5,000 People Protest Rumored Chemical Plant In China

June 24, 2015 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The protest reflected a growing concern for the environmental impact of such plants.

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House Approves Bill To Overhaul Chemical Regulation

June 23, 2015 8:08 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 23, 2015 5:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto targeted Syngenta as a way to expand its hold in the pesticide market.

Dow Weed Killer Classified As Possible Cancer Risk

June 23, 2015 5:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another popular herbicide joined a list of potential carcinogens this week.

Jury Awards $435,000 To Family Over Chemical Found In Toy Beads

June 23, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The family's toddler swallowed toxic toy beads in 2007.

How An Actress Made $1B Tapping Into A Chemophobe Nation's Fears

June 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

I’m all about being chemically conscious — but not chemically paranoid.

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UCLA Chemists Pioneer Long-Term Solar Energy Storage

June 22, 2015 1:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chemists said the technology was inspired by photosynthesis.

Shell Chemical Wins Air Permit For Proposed Ethane Plant

June 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant would convert ethane from Marcellus Shale natural gas into chemicals.

Chemical Safety Board Still In Disarray

June 22, 2015 11:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The agency continues to face turmoil nearly three months after its chairman resigned.

Decades After Being Banned, DDT Still A Potential Health Risk

June 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The findings raised concerns about risks for women born during the DDT era.

Lotte Chemical Investing $2.6B In Two Joint Ventures

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The plans still need approval from the companies’ boards of directors.

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OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three On Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured when a drilling rig caught fire.

Cannabis RX — Legalized Marijuana By The Numbers

June 19, 2015 9:48 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

A burgeoning industry has been rapidly developing to meet customers' needs.

Facility Tied To Ohio Chemical Spill To Submit Cleanup Plan

June 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has said cleanup efforts have already been underway since shortly after the spill.

Study: West Virginia Chemical Spill Unlikely To Impact Public Health

June 18, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study confirmed that the actions taken in the immediate aftermath were appropriate.

Biotech Start-Up Raises Millions To Generate Renewable Chemicals

June 17, 2015 11:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company hopes to farm single-cell organisms, or microbes, to create chemicals.

Three Times Cool Tech Transformed Manufacturing

June 16, 2015 9:38 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Here are some examples of innovative solutions IoT can provide.

Duke Energy Awaits Decision On Repair Costs For New Plant

June 15, 2015 4:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The massive power plant has had a bumpy ride almost from the start.

Groups Call For Faster Introduction Of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations

June 15, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of advocacy groups called for new safety standards for chemical plants.

U.S. Wholesale Prices Jump In May, Led By Eggs, Gasoline

June 12, 2015 11:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

But outside of increases in food and energy costs, core inflation remained moderate.

Inside The Largest Project In Chevron's History

June 11, 2015 10:23 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker goes inside Chevron's biggest projects in the world.

California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Reaches $62 Million

June 11, 2015 10:19 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Costs are running at $3 million a day.

Monsanto Likely Not Finished With Syngenta

June 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto's second bid to acquire Syngenta was met Monday with a second rejection letter.

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