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September 16, 2014
EPA today announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases (GHGs) used in refrigeration and air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-and-industry-step-up-efforts-to-reduce-HFCs_63859.html
August 28, 2014
ACC and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-Green-Building-Council-join-forces-to-advance-LEED_63461.html
August 27, 2014
EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that DuPont has been fined $1.275 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/DuPont-fined-for-violations-at-West-Virginia-plant_63444.html
August 5, 2014
EPA has issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit for the expansion of OCI Partners' (OCI; Nederland, TX) methanol plant near Beaumont, TX. OCI plans to increase the plant’s methanol capacity by 25%, to 912,000 m.t./year and its ammonia capacity by 15%, to 305,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/OCI-Partners-gets-greenhouse-gas-permit-for-expansion-project_62977.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
July 22, 2014
Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) and biopesticide maker Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) announced today that they have signed a multiyear, collaborative agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Evogene-and-Marrone-Bio-collaborate-on-biopesticides_62638.html
June 30, 2014
The European Union could realize health cost savings of up to €31 billion/year ($42 billion) by reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), according to a report...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Reducing-exposure-to-EDCs-could-save-up-to-$42-billionyear-in-Europe_62142.html
June 20, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on a draft opinion by its committee for socioeconomic analysis (SEAC). The opinion is on a proposal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-draft-SEAC-opinion-restricting-nonylphenol-nonylphenol-ethoxylates_61952.html
June 13, 2014
China's mining authorities have increased the production quota of rare earth metals for 2014 to 105,000 m.t., about 12% higher than 2013's quota, reports say. The prior quota of 93,800...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-China-raises-rare-earth-production-quotas_61818.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
June 3, 2014
England is to join the rest of the United Kingdom in introducing a compulsory charge on most plastic shopping bags. The proposal will be announced today in the Queen’s Speech to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/England-to-introduce-compulsory-charge-for-plastic-bags-in-most-shops_61536.html
May 20, 2014
Bayer's crop science division said today that South Korea has become the first country worldwide to approve its new rice herbicide, Council. Market launch in Korea is scheduled for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/South-Korea-first-country-to-approve-Bayers-new-rice-herbicide_61158.html
May 20, 2014
BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/BASF-first-company-in-Europe-to-switch-XPS-production-to-new-flame-retardant_61168.html
May 15, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has set new long-term environmental targets, details of which are published in the company’s Sustainability Report 2013. Evonik plans to reduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Evonik-publishes-sustainability-report-sets-environmental-targets-for-2020_61086.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
April 29, 2014
Germany’s minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, has given the starting shot for the other federal ministries and federal states for the action program Climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germany-sets-fundamentals-for-Climate-Protection-2020_60656.html
April 26, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Parliament-votes-to-reduce-usage-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_60608.html
April 16, 2014
Davey: In this instance, the incident didn’t result in any environmental harm. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Environment-Protection-Authority-initiates-legal-proceedings-against-Orica-over-ammonia-leak_60177.html
April 8, 2014
Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACS-2014-Energy-issues-new-substrates-key-drivers-for-coatings-R-and-D_60195.html
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