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January 23, 2020

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.Huge quantities of plastic have piled up on la

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver -- increasingly popular among teens -- may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.The latest findings, publishe

France opens negligence probe into chemical plant inferno

France opens negligence probe into chemical plant inferno

French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into negligence over a devastating fire at a chemicals factory in northern France last month that affected farmers and left local residents complaining of breathing problems.The fire at the Lubrizol plant j

Historic marathon adds to Ineos' growing sporting portfolio

Historic marathon adds to Ineos' growing sporting portfolio

When Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna this month, his performance had been meticulously planned by one of sport's major new players, the petrochemicals giant Ineos.Founded and 60-percent owned by Brit

Anxiety, questions linger after French chemicals inferno

Anxiety, questions linger after French chemicals inferno

Farmers have been banned from selling produce, locals stock up on surgical masks from pharmacies and an acrid smell of pollution hangs in the air.A week after one of France's worst industrial fires of recent times, the government insists that there is nothing