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October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 8, 2014
The biocidal products committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted opinions on four active substances: glutaraldehyde; clothianidin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHAs-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-ten-opinions_64335.html
September 29, 2014
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) announced today that it has found silica derived from rice husk ash to have equal performance to traditional sources in reducing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Goodyear-looking-to-source-silica-from-rice-husk-ash_64123.html
September 29, 2014
The federal state of Hessen, Germany, has agreed with potash producer K+S on a four-step plan to permanently dispose of saline wastewater in the Werra potash district in Germany. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/K+S-to-invest-&euro400-million-to-remedy-environmental-pollution-at-potash-operations-in-Germany_64102.html
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
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