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Federal Jury Finds DuPont Liable of Dumping Chemicals Into Ohio River

Federal Jury Finds DuPont Liable of Dumping Chemicals Into Ohio River

A federal jury said Wednesday DuPont should pay both compensatory and punitive damages for dumping into the Ohio River one of its chemicals used in the production of Teflon. The case involves a man who blames those actions for his testicular cancer. The chemical is known as C8 and it … Read more »

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

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Environmental Executive Moves: Cimarron Energy, IWBI, GRI, DowDuPont, CH2M

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Cimarron Energy: The manufacturer of oil and natural gas production, process and environmental equipment has hired Jeffrey L. Foster as chief executive officer. Foster joins the company from MicroSeismic where he was president and CEO since 2014. International … Read more »

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Bayer, DuPont Back $15 Million Ag-Tech Fund

As part of a $15 million effort to make agriculture more productive and sustainable, Bayer and DuPont have partnered with ag-tech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors to launch an ag-tech accelerator fund.

DuPont Trials Provide Critical Answers, Compensatory Damages

DuPont has now gone through two full trials to determine if its chemical called C-8 is responsible for a handful of cancers. The company had been dumping the chemical that used to make Teflon and Stair Master carpet into the Ohio River — something that two separate juries had determined caused kidney and testicular cancer in the specific cases brought before them.

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Dow Cuts Solar Shingle Line, Notifies Builders

Dow Chemical will stop making its rooftop solar shingles, called the Powerhouse Solar line, less than five years after it launched the product. A July 28 letter sent to builders says Dow will accept orders for its Powerhouse Solar System 2.0 through July 28, reports MLive. Dow spokesperson Jamie Ellis … Read more »

Low-Carbon Fuels Initiative Aims to Scale Up Sustainable Corporate Fleets

A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.

What Does the Dow-DuPont Merger Mean for Biomaterials?

What Does the Dow-DuPont Merger Mean for Biomaterials?

Chemical giants Dow and DuPont agreed to merge late last year, forming a $130 billion company that will split into three companies focusing on agriculture, material science and specialty products such as biomaterials. But new analysis shows this may not be the “merger of equals” touted by Dow and DuPont. … Read more »