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April 17, 2012
The C8 Science Panel, an independent scientific panel approved by DuPont as part of a class action lawsuit, has found that there is a “probable link” between...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Study-Finds-Probable-Link-of-PFOA-to-Kidney-and-Testicular-Cancer-in-Humans_42717.html
April 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cytec has agreed to acquire Umeco, a maker of advanced composite materials, for $439 million. Cytec also expects first-quarter adjusted earnings to be 45%-50%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Apr-13_42687.html
April 13, 2012
U.S. EPA has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rule would require electronic reporting rather than paper-based reporting for various TSCA actions including submission of information relating to chemical testing, health and safety studies, and other information. When final, EPA will only accept data, reports, and other information submitted through EPA’s Central Data Exchange, a centralized Internet portal....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Seeks-to-Require-Electronic-Reporting-for-Chemical-Information_42673.html
April 10, 2012
The global market for industrial enzymes is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%, to approximately $6.1 billion in 2016, up from $3.9 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industrial-Enzymes-Sales-to-Hit-$6-Billion-in-2016_42599.html
April 7, 2012
A team of researchers at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, the U.K.), an agricultural research organization, is conducting a field experiment to test the effectiveness of its genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Researchers-Develop-GM-Wheat-to-Repel-Aphids_42576.html
April 7, 2012
Number's Up: Research links exposure with decline in bee colonies. Researchers at Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Two-Studies-Link-Insecticides-With-Decline-in-Bee-Populations_42574.html
April 7, 2012
A group of French farmers and seed firms are appealing a recent decision by the French government to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn, MON810. Plaintiffs include the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/French-Growers-Seed-Firms-Appeal-Ban-on-GM-Corn_42573.html
April 7, 2012
Dow Chemical is appealing a U.S. tax court decision to reject the company’s claim that supplies used in certain process improvements carried out by the former Union Carbide in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Dow-Challenges-IRS-Ruling-R-and-D-Tax-Credit-Case_42572.html
April 7, 2012
Health Canada (Ottawa) has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it has no evidence triclosan is harmful to human health but that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canadian-Assessment-Finds-Triclosan-May-Harm-Freshwater-Organisms_42571.html
April 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/FDA-Declines-NRDC-Petition-for-Stricter-BPA-Rules_42570.html
April 3, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/FDA-Rejects-Petition-to-Restrict-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-Update_42416.html
April 2, 2012
Health Canada has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it is not harmful to human health but “significant amounts can cause harm to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canadas-Triclosan-Assessment-Identifies-Potential-Harm-to-the-Environment_42432.html
March 28, 2012
The U.S. FDA has through March 31 to respond to a petition seeking restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/FDA-Response-to-BPA-Petition-Due-by-April-1_42352.html
March 28, 2012
Canadian public health officials are preparing to release a preliminary risk assessment for the antimicrobial triclosan, and the findings could have widespread commercial implications...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canadas-Triclosan-Risk-Assessment-Slated-for-Release-March-31_42341.html
March 26, 2012
Ongoing inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, according to a report published today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/OECD-Inaction-on-Climate-Change-Would-Curb-Economic-Growth_42296.html
March 26, 2012
U.K. government energy secretary Edward Davey has launched a competition worth up to £20 million ($36 million) to fund the development of innovations in Carbon Capture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-K-Competition-to-Award-up-to-$31-Million-for-Innovative-CCS-Technology_42298.html
March 26, 2012
The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment that would have subsidized natural gas vehicles, a measure industry groups had opposed. The Senate vote, 51-47, fell short of the 60 votes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Senate-Rejects-Natural-Gas-Subsidies_42297.html
March 26, 2012
The U.S., European Union (EU), and Japan have launched a legal challenge to China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths. They have jointly requested dispute settlement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Obama-Leads-Challenge-to-Chinas-Rare-Earths-Export-Quotas_42294.html
March 26, 2012
McDonald's Corp. has agreed to test market a switch from polystyrene to paper cups in 200 locations, primarily on the U.S. West Coast, after a group of shareholders urged the fast food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/McDonalds-Tests-Phaseout-of-Polystyrene-in-Beverage-Containers_42288.html
March 26, 2012
Syngenta says it has received regulatory approval to sell its quadruple-stacked corn seed in Argentina. The Agrisure Viptera 4 seed adds Syngenta’s MIR604 corn rootworm trait to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Argentina-Approves-Syngenta-Corn-Trait_42286.html
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