RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chemical Industry

A collection of news and information related to Chemical Industry published by this site and its partners.

Top Chemical Industry Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Is there a bee-apocalypse on the horizon?

    In recent months, I've been concerned about the level of credence being given to some reports covering honey bees and colony decline, especially those that claim that a bee-apocalypse is coming and that bees will most definitely be extinct within a few...
  • Arrests made after push to examine long-untested rape kits

    Arrests made after push to examine long-untested rape kits
    For nine years or so, untested rape kits accumulated in a Hollywood police refrigerator. The backlog grew to 94 cases, when new Police Chief Frank Fernandez ordered an audit last summer and the rape kits were discovered. The Broward crime lab began...
  • Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings

    Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings
    Question: Our agapanthus flowered well this year and now have green seed pods at the ends of many stems. Do you plant the entire pod or open them to grow more agapanthus? Answer: Agapanthus plantings, also known as lilies of the Nile, have flourished...
  • To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]

    To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]
    Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo, Ohio, residents was fouled by animal waste ("Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae," Aug. 6). With the unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it could...
  • Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood

    Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood
    FARMINGTON — When Mike Cheshire and Tom Aiezza were boys here in the 1990s, they wanted to find a way to throw a Frisbee indoors without breaking anything. They tried jar lids. They tried bottle caps, shaving bits from the sides or tops. They...
  • Ex-Im Bank, amnesty, and Tiger: Letters

    Let Ex-Im Bank expire A Front Burner column on Friday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce asserted that the Export-Import Bank is necessary for the success of Florida's flourishing export industry ("Financing helps Fla. firms keep up with foreign...
  • Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness

    MINNEAPOLIS Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that...
  • Chemical companies should be held to the same standard as doctors

    I read "Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids" (News, Aug. 4) with keen interest. My late mother, a psychoanalyst who warned us constantly about polychlorinated biphenyls, which, like flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, persist...
  • Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.

     Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.
    Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass-roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties. As a result of the backlash — coming in the form of...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Top 5 sustainable food habits

    Environmental Nutrition Sustainable food habits -- practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system -- are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging...