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China’s palm oil imports seen waning on record soybean buys: officials

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – China’s palm oil imports may fall in 2017/18 as the country instead boosts purchases of soybeans, giving it ample supplies of domestically produced soyoil, analysts and industry officials said. The world’s second …

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Antarctica is such a trendy vacation spot that Chinese officials made a don’t-touch-Penguins rule – Washington Post


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Antarctica is such a trendy vacation spot that Chinese officials made a don't-touch-Penguins rule
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Last summer's news that a behemoth iceberg detached from one of Antarctica's largest floating ice shelves has sparked a sense of urgency among tourists eager to check the continent off their travel bucket lists. That's especially the case for Chinese

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Officials investigate how months-long oil leak went unnoticed

Over the course of a year, 19,000 gallons of fuel leaked from one tank in Newington. A massive cleanup is underway and the cost is expected to run into the millions. Now that the true scope of the fuel spill has been revealed, it’s time for the answer to …

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Avon Residents Push Town Officials For Ban On Fracking Waste

Residents are pushing to add Avon to the list of nearly three dozen communities in Connecticut that have banned fracking waste. Their efforts started earlier this winter with an information session at the Avon Free Public Library on fracking waste and bans.

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DRBC’s new rule would protect against frack-waste contamination, officials say

Current and former officials at the Delaware River Basin Commission say proposed new rules on the in-basin treatment of waste water from fracking strengthen protections against any frack-related contamination. The rule, published on Nov. 30, would allow …
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Officials caught forcing state scientist to cover up earthquake/fracking link

Wastewater produced from this process is highly toxic and filled with a variety of chemicals. In many cases, people who live near fracking sites have been able to set fire to the water and air that comes through their pipes. It has also been found to …
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Former state seismologist testifies officials coerced him to alter research on induced quakes

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s former lead seismologist has testified he was pressured by officials at the University of Oklahoma to suppress findings linking earthquakes with fracking wastewater disposal. In a deposition taken on Oct. 11, Austin Holland …
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No leaks after oil tanker runs aground off N.J., officials say

An oil tanker that ran aground in a shipping channel between New York and New Jersey has been cleared to depart after it passed inspections, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday. Crews found no sign of any pollution from the Panamanian-flag vessel, Kamome …
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Hartford city officials holding public hearing on fracking

(WTNH) — City officials in Hartford will hold a public hearing Monday night on a proposed plan to ban fracking waste from being stored, disposed of, or used in the city. Fracking is the use of pressurized water to blast oil and natural gas out of the ground.
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Trump Officials Urged To Stop Dumping Of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf Of Mexico

A Trump administration proposal to continue allowing oil companies to dump unlimited amounts of offshore fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico violates federal law and threatens imperiled marine wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity warned …
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