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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
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Symrise-to-open-green-chemistry-laboratory_56318.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 17, 2013
The European Commission says it has opened an antitrust investigation into agreements between Honeywell and DuPont for the development of a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-Targets-DuPont-Honeywell-in-Refrigerant-Probe_39905.html
October 15, 2013
The US Supreme Court announced today that it will hear six cases concerning whether or not EPA has overextended its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) by attempting to regulate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Supreme-Court-agrees-to-review-EPA-GHG-rules_55947.html
October 10, 2013
European environment commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik and Lithuanian environment minister Valentinas Mazuronis have signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Union-signs-international-mercury-pollution-convention_55806.html
October 1, 2013
Technip (Paris) and Shell Cansolv (Montreal) say that they have signed an agreement to leverage each company's expertise in marketing a solution for carbon capture and sequestration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Technip-and-Shell-Cansolv-to-leverage-CO2-capture-technology_55530.html
October 1, 2013
EPA announced today that it is finalizing a rule that will allow the agency to restrict imports of potentially harmful perfluorinated chemicals—which are known to persist in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-issues-final-rule-regulating-PFOAs-in-carpet_55537.html
September 27, 2013
The European Commission has officially asked Germany to adapt its law on chemicals by changing how it governs the sale of products containing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-requests-Germany-to-comply-with-rules-on-products-containing-MDI_55474.html
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-issues-report-on-flame-retardant-alternatives_55407.html
September 20, 2013
EPA today proposed strict carbon emissions standards for new power plants, spurring criticism from industry groups who accuse the agency of overreaching its authority under the Clean...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-releases-draft-limits-on-power-plant-carbon-emissions_55339.html
September 19, 2013
"There is intolerable energy pressure on the chlorine industry now," said Alistair Steel, executive director at industry association Euro Chlor, in comments to Euro Chlor's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Euro-Chlor-annual-meeting-Intolerable-energy-pressure-on-the-chlorine-industry_55253.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 11, 2013
Calgon Carbon and Brenntag, the company’s distributor in Canada, have signed a contract to supply activated carbon to a large, undisclosed, Canadian electricity generator through...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Calgon-Carbon-Brenntag-to-supply-activated-carbon-to-Canadian-utility_55104.html
September 9, 2013
Australia's prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, has reaffirmed plans to repeal Australia's carbon tax legislation, following the victory of his Liberal-National coalition in federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Australian-PM-elect-reaffirms-plans-to-repeal-the-countrys-carbon-tax_55039.html
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