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April 20, 2015 9:45 am
The Associated Press
Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been hurt in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get. It turned into a marathon as at least 134 million gallons of crude spewed from the well over 87 days.
April 15, 2015 5:10 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
Creepy crawlies are a growing craze in the food industry. Because of its eco-friendly edge, the burgeoning industry is attracting food enthusiasts and innovators alike, who are leveraging bugs to create sustainable solutions in agriculture.
April 15, 2015 3:58 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking uses lots of water. Ergo, fracking must be making the drought worse. Right? Not necessarily, many are saying.
April 14, 2015 9:49 am
SUSAN CARROLL, Houston Chronicle
A cancer cluster investigation had found elevations of childhood eye and brain stem cancer of a "sufficient magnitude to warrant further investigation," a lead epidemiologist wrote.
April 8, 2015 9:39 am
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing
After decades of debate, there is still no generally accepted definition of a "natural" food product.
April 8, 2015 9:26 am
Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations
As the earthquakes in Oklahoma increase, the debate over the link between seismic activity and fracking rages on.
April 7, 2015 5:20 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
Here’s a quick look at the chemical giant’s history, from game-changing innovations and alleged war crimes, to rapid expansion and tackling the chemical challenges of the future.  
April 2, 2015 10:48 am
J.B. SMITH, Waco Tribune-Herald
Nearly two years after a fire set off a deadly ammonium nitrate explosion at the West Fertilizer Co., Texas businesses selling the chemical aren't subject to any new laws, and only a handful store it in fireproof buildings as experts recommend, state officials said.
March 31, 2015 5:17 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
Know how many chemicals are used to fracking? Or how many wells are in the U.S.? Here’s a look at fracking, by the numbers.  
March 30, 2015 4:16 pm
JONATHAN DREW and ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press
Seco, like so many Central Appalachian communities, owes its existence to coal — its very name is an acronym for South East Coal Company. But as mining wanes, officials across the region are looking for something to replace traditional jobs and revenues.
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