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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
April 7, 2014
Energy group Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (The Woodlands, TX) said on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to resolve the long running Tronox pollution proceedings brought...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Anadarko-settles-Tronox-clean-up-case-for-$5-2-billion_60112.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 14, 2014
Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Congress-introduces-bill-to-speed-sunscreen-ingredient-approval_59599.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
February 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals on 45 substances. A total of 68 hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-calls-for-testing-proposals-on-various-substances_59043.html
February 24, 2014
The European Council decided today not to oppose a proposal from the European Commission to delay the auctioning—backloading—of carbon dioxide emission permits in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-will-not-oppose-backloading-of-greenhouse-gas-allowances_59042.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
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