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January 15, 2014
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a ban, by 2020, on the most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags, the parliament announced today following the vote...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Parliament-calls-for-stricter-rules-on-plastic-waste-enforcement-of-policies_57954.html
January 14, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV last week cut off clean drinking water to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties. State officials imposed water-use restrictions on 9...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/West-Virginia-chemical-spill-leaves-300000-without-drinking-water-updated_57929.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Judge-raises-fine-in-Sherwin-Williams-lead-paint-case_57801.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sherwin-Williams-NL-Industries-ordered-to-pay-$1-1-billion-in-lead-paint-case_57489.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europe-introduces-regulation-to-restrict-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases_57483.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europe-releases-new-clean-air-package_57476.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-Novozymes-form-ag-biologicals-alliance_57243.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Global-Bioenergies-receives-grant-for-second-biobased-isobutene-pilot-plant_56827.html
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)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sulfuric-acid-leak-sickens-70-in-California_56802.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cabot-to-invest-$85-million-in-emission-control-technology_56790.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-Carbon-dioxide-is-renewable-feedstock_56639.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/WMO-report-Greenhouse-gases-reach-record-atmospheric-level-in-2012_56614.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-refers-GMO-cultivation-request-to-Council-of-Ministers_56519.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/BASF-sues-EU-over-fipronil-ban_56466.html
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