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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.

Dow Chemical Looks For Growing Sales Opportunities In Africa

June 8, 2015 2:54 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The company has opened offices in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Morocco and is currently setting one up in Angola.

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Syngenta Rejects Second Monsanto Buyout Offer

June 8, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Swiss company turned down the first bid early last month.

Newly Developed Material Could Reduce Dependence On Chinese Metals

June 8, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The synthesis of materials could alleviate the need for rare earth metals from China.

Minnesota Lakes, Rivers Show Evidence Of Chemical Contamination

June 3, 2015 5:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than 90 percent of lake samples also showed evidence of DEET.

Report: Russian 'Internet Trolls' Behind Louisiana Chemical Explosion Hoax

June 3, 2015 4:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Last year, social media percolated with reports of a leak at the Columbian Chemicals plant.

Coke Unveils First Entirely Plant-Based Plastic Bottle

June 3, 2015 2:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest PlantBottle uses BioFormPX paraxylene pioneered by Virent Inc.

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Takata Halts Use Of Volatile Chemical Linked To Deadly Airbags

June 1, 2015 3:14 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

An expert in explosives engineering said the compound is “unbelievably cheap.”

Report: Bulk Chemicals Expected To Lead Industrial Energy Consumption

May 30, 2015 11:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The industry's feedstock use of natural gas is expected to rise by 3 percent annually through 2025.

Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser Of The Week: California; DuPont

May 29, 2015 3:03 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A state takes the winning title and the loser is facing some costly consequences.

OSHA Aligns U.S. Workplace Chemical Labeling With Canada

May 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The goal is to make communication more clear and consistent.

Chemists' Discovery Could Lead To Greatly Improved Energy Storage

May 29, 2015 9:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The discovery could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage."

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10 Injured In Ammonia Gas Leak At Panhandle Chemical Plant

May 28, 2015 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Borger police Lt. says plant officials say the gas release is contained.

EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The rule would create temporary pesticide-free zones.

Chemical Engineer Offers Hope Of Reducing Nuclear Waste

May 27, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists could be edging closer to greatly reduced waste from nuclear power plants.

Despite Price Slump, It Still Pays Big To Be An Oil CEO

May 27, 2015 8:03 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The AP report on CEO pay in the U.S. has not been kind to oil and gas bosses.

EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup At Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

EPA officials hope cleanup work will begin later this year.

Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 1:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company came under fire earlier this year following a "60 Minutes" report.

Study Unlocks Mystery Behind Microbial Methane Production, Corrosion

May 19, 2015 3:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The findings potentially pave the way for sustainable chemical production.

Yale Scientists Develop New, Cheaper Catalysts For Industrial Chemicals

May 18, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers believe newly developed chemical catalysts could soon ease costs.

OSHA: Better Safety Measures Could Have Saved DuPont Workers Killed By Gas

May 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal labor officials announced 11 citations and nearly $100,000 in fines for DuPont.

Scientists: Chemicals Used To Clean Oil Spills Poorly Understood

May 18, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Marine scientists argue that the chemicals require further study.

Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deal On Flame Retardant Ban

May 18, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.

EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into The Air

May 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The toxins might include dioxin, which can cause several dangerous health problems.

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