Chemicals manufacturing

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo commuters drive in their cars to work in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that’s produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner,file)
March 08, 2018 - 4:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Germany government says thousands of people die prematurely each year from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that's also produced by diesel engines. According to a study released Thursday by the Federal Office for the Environment, almost 6,000 people died prematurely...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 2, 2018, to attend the funeral of Reverend Billy Graham. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 02, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation's most toxic sites. The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter C...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:22 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of U.N. sanctions — and banned ballistic missiles systems to Myanmar, U.N. experts said. The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said Tuesday that the 2015...
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January 30, 2018 - 10:53 am
FAYETTTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant wants to install water filter systems at homes served by those wells. The Fayetteville Observer reports state records show Chemours wants to put carbon treatment systems in...
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January 23, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety is departing the Environmental Protection Agency a month after withdrawing his nomination in the face of concerns over his ties to the chemical industry. Michael Dourson has been a senior adviser to EPA Administrator Scott...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2012, file photo, a warning label is attached to a package of Tide laundry detergent packets in Houston. Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
January 23, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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December 30, 2017 - 12:55 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials say elevated levels of an industrial chemical have been found on the opposite side of the Cape Fear River from the chemical plant. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the state Department of Environmental Quality found the chemical GenX on the...
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