Federal regulators could be significantly overstating the public health benefits of air quality rules, according to a recent study by Indiana University researchers.
Canadian researchers this week announced the discovery of a battery reaction that could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage."
One expert cautions that the current gulf between oil supply and demand could be just the beginning.
"This is a high-risk problem," Fries said in a warm breeze that stirred the sea's mirrored surface. "No one wants to swim or dive in a sea with pipelines, oil platforms and tankers."
The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
A federal rule to be proposed Thursday would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S.
Authorities say Clark complained to a safety manager about the harassment and was terminated in retaliation.
A bill banning the sale of pure caffeine products in Ohio cleared the state House on Wednesday, one year after a high school senior overdosed on a powdered form of the stimulant and died.
The rules, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aim to clarify which smaller waterways fall under federal protection after two Supreme Court rulings left the reach of the Clean Water Act uncertain.
European researchers believe tweaking chocolate production could eliminate unsightly "blooms" that can appear on sweets and present a challenge for manufacturers.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, said inorganic arsenic in rice, cereal and other common products exposes consumers to high levels of the carcinogen and that the federal government should step in.
At least 31 people have been killed in Texas, Oklahoma and northern Mexico due to flooding in recent days, and analysts warn more storms are likely this week — potentially affecting the oil patch.
The chemicals giant is working with three students to see if crops can be grown from cuttings in microgravity.
Coal production in China, the world's biggest coal-consuming nation, fell by 6 percent in the first four months of this year as the economy slows and the government makes a concerted push to reduce carbon emissions.
The Port of Longview says it is negotiating with an energy company on a proposal for a new crude oil refinery on the Columbia River.