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January 8, 2014
A judge in California has increased the fine to be paid by Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra in a lead paint case, from $1.1 billion to $1.15 billion. The decision, by...
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
December 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
December 18, 2013
The European Council, through the permanent representatives committee, has agreed with the European parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), to apply...
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has released a set of measures aimed at addressing air quality in Europe, the culmination of a major review of air policy started in 2011. The package adopted...
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
December 10, 2013
Monsanto and Novozymes announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to jointly develop agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops, fruits, and...
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
November 20, 2013
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it will construct its second biobased isobutene pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for...
November 20, 2013
Approximately 70 people in the Carson, CA area were sickened by a leak at a nearby sulfuric acid regeneration plant operated by Solvay, according to Reuters (New York)...
November 19, 2013
Cabot announced today that it will pay a civil fine and add emission control technology to three of its US carbon black manufacturing sites as part of an agreement with EPA over...
November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
November 12, 2013
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a renewable resource in the chemical industry can be a key strategy to support the sustainable development and future competitiveness of the chemical...
November 11, 2013
The volume of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO; Geneva, Switzerland) in its annual...
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has referred a request related to cultivation of a genetically-modified organism (GMO), originally submitted 12 years ago, to the council of ministers. The...
November 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it filed legal action challenging the EU Commission’s decision to restrict major seed treatment uses of the company's fipronil insecticide in the EU...
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
October 30, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it is opening a catalysis laboratory to advance its strategic focus in green chemistry. The company says its scent and care business will use the...
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
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