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Environment Canada chemists fingerprint oil in fight against ocean polluters – Winnipeg Free Press

HALIFAX – Ships illegally dumping oil off Canada’s coasts are having a harder time getting away with the crime because of a relatively new process used by government scientists. Chemists at Environment Canada in New Brunswick have standardized …
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Ecology’s change in haze plan targets TransAlta pollution – Seattle Times

The Washington state Department of Ecology has approved a change to the state’s plan for reducing haze in wilderness areas and national parks — a change which zeroed in on further reducing emissions at TransAlta’s Centralia power facility. If …
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Ford Environment and Safety Chief Sue Cischke to retire after 35-year career – Dearborn Press & Guide

DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co. today (12.12) announced that Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, has elected to retire effective Feb. 1, after 35 years of service in the automotive industry. Cischke …
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Brazil Sues Chevron for $10 Billion Over Spill

Brazilian prosecutors are suing oil giant Chevron for $10.6 billion over environmental damage caused after one of its wells leaked oil off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, say […]
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Chevron Faces $30 Billion Liability for Environmental Problems in Latin America, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Brazil, Ecuador Lawsuits Point to New Competitive Pressures
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Waste crime crackdown launched by Environment Agency – BBC News

A taskforce has been set up by the Environment Agency (EA) to crack down on illegal waste sites in England and Wales. The agency says these sites can pose a real threat to human health and can damage the environment. It is spending £5m over two years to …
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Lax federal monitoring putting Canadians at risk: Environment commissioner – Calgary Herald

OTTAWA — The public safety of Canadians is increasingly at risk because the federal government is failing to monitor and enforce its regulations on dangerous goods and decades-old oil and gas pipelines, Canada’s environment watchdog warns in a new report …
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Ecology Coatings Synthesizes GRAS UV-Curable Coating Materials – Azom.com

Ecology Coatings has declared that it has synthesized bio-based generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ultraviolet (UV)-curable materials for producing coatings that can be used in food-contact applications and food packaging. For its GRAS coating …
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Business : Shield your skin with shea butter

DUBAI – Traditionally, shea butter has been used to protect the skin against the wind and environmental damage.
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