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Governors Looking to Expand Renewable Energy, Natural Gas

February 26, 2015 9:58 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

How Many Beagles Does it Take to Prove BPA is Safe?

February 26, 2015 9:53 am | by Steven Hentges, PhD | Blogs | Comments

The Journal also criticized the absurdity of further government-funded study of BPA driven by “periodic scares over chemicals in vaccines, foods and other products”. In its opinion piece “Snoopy Is Safe After All,” the publication states that BPA “deserves exoneration."

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North Dakota Coal Production Increases 4 Percent in 2014

February 26, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota is known for its booming oil fields, but coal mining in the state also is a healthy industry.

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Preventing Explosions With Curtain Walls

February 25, 2015 4:28 pm | by Chuck Ashelin, Engineering Manager, Zoneworks (Rite-Hite) | Blogs | Comments

For many manufacturing facilities, controlling airborne particulate is not only essential for quality control, it can be a matter of safety.

Industry Group Issues Warning For Fracking Vapors: 'One Breath Could be Death'

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Regulators are reportedly investigating four deaths on the Bakken range since 2010 that could be linked to vapor exposure, though none have been officially attributed to that cause.

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Manhattan Project Physicist Ralph Nobles Dies at 94

February 25, 2015 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according to his daughter. He was 94.

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Oil Boom's End Threatens Pain For Much of Latin America

February 25, 2015 11:29 am | by JACOBO G. GARCIA, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses, international pop stars and vanity art projects such as the biblical-themed arch that towers over these sweltering grasslands.

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Top Russian Official: Western Sanctions Threaten Oil Output

February 25, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chairman of the Russian Security Council says Western sanctions are threatening the country's oil and gas industry.

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Impact of Massive Oil Refinery Strike on Gas Prices

February 25, 2015 10:19 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Gas prices that fell for months have continued to climb for 29 straight days. Meanwhile, the largest oil refinery strike in 35 years is now in its fourth week. Does it mean the end of cheap gas?

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Study: Common Flame Retardants Linked to Obesity, Liver Problems

February 25, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Ino | News | Comments

The research involved polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, which are synthetic flame retardants found in couches, carpet padding, electronics and other common household items.

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Is Keystone Down The Tubes?

February 25, 2015 10:05 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos | Comments

On Tuesday, the Keystone XL pipeline bill arrived at President Obama's desk and was promptly vetoed. So what does the future hold for the prospects of this major pipeline?

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Rusted Can of Zyklon B Poison Gas Found in Germany

February 25, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers clearing a small garden in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled "Zyklon B" — the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps.

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"Oil Company Death List" Report Reveals 19 Energy Companies in Danger

February 25, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | News | Comments

A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.

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Antarctica: Mystery Continent Holds Key to Mankind's Future

February 24, 2015 3:29 pm | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

The ice tells how levels of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas, have fluctuated over hundreds of thousands of years. This is also the place where a hole in the ozone layer, from man-made refrigerants and aerosols, periodically parks for a couple months and causes trouble. 

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Oil Slump Threatens Easy Life of Affluent Norwegians

February 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by MARK LEWIS, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Already 10,000 workers have been laid off. It's the start of what economists are predicting will be a long recession in the energy industry.

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