Three and a half years later after an earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, inspectors have cleared two reactors to go back online, CBS News reports...
Hydraulic fracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground, triggering fears that it might find its way into groundwater. New research by a team of scientists should help allay those fears.
The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.5 percent in August on the heels of a 0.4 percent gain in July.
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The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.
The state's Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center.
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.
An Axiall Corp. spokesman says the company is investigating an accident at its Natrium plant that injured four workers.
Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.
An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.
The Food and Drug Administration revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards.