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Halliburton Reports 1Q Loss on Costs Tied to Oil Price Slump

April 20, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A steep drop in oil prices since last spring has forced almost every energy producer to cut expenses and scale back production.

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Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered Off California Coast

April 20, 2015 9:35 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Navy used the vessel to study nuclear decontamination before scuttling it in 1951.

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PhD Student Draws Chemistry Comic Book

April 20, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

A PhD student created a chemistry comic book to help her family understand her thesis — then raised $14,000 from a Kickstarter campaign to produce more comics for schools.

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Utah's Oldest Coal-Fired Power Plant Shut Down

April 20, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rocky Mountain Power shut down its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant near Helper on Wednesday, a day before stricter federal mercury-pollution rules took effect.

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Oil Industry's 'Man Camps' Are Dying

April 20, 2015 9:21 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The workers in booming oil towns used to be served lobster and rib-eye — now they're being served chicken fried steak. How the oil industry's 'man camps' are being squeezed out of business.

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OSHA Cites Plastics Company That Makes Fracking Equipment

April 17, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

OSHA said the company failed to provide employees with a safety plan despite storing up to 1,900 pounds of a flammable formaldehyde solution.

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Judge Tosses Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit

April 17, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Environmental group Global Community Monitor announced that a defamation lawsuit brought by Lumber Liquidators had been dismissed.

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Iraqi Forces Recapture 2 Towns From IS Near Crucial Refinery

April 17, 2015 10:47 am | by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery Friday as part of ongoing operations to secure the rest of Salahuddin province following the recapturing of Tikrit, a senior Iraqi military official said.

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TVA Completes Purchase of Mississippi Natural Gas Plant

April 17, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

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Algeria Sees Leadership Vacuum in Face of Oil Challenges

April 17, 2015 10:39 am | by AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Algeria is a major supplier of natural gas to Europe and a lynchpin of stability bordering Mali and Libya, two hotbeds of radical Islamic groups.

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Secrecy Shrouds Decade-old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

April 17, 2015 10:35 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JEFF DONN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

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Los Alamos Radiation Release Could Have Been Prevented

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board.

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Pesticide That Hurt 4 in Virgin Islands Also in Puerto Rico

April 17, 2015 9:23 am | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials said documents suggest methyl bromide may have been improperly applied in various locations in Puerto Rico.

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Apple Invests in China Solar Project, US Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 5:26 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions — initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups like Greenpeace.

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EPA Official Takes Issue With Chemical Reform Bill

April 16, 2015 5:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Critics alleged industry groups could seek evaluations of less risky substances in an effort to halt probes into more dangerous chemicals.

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