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Crews Begin Dismantling Billings Coal Plant

August 4, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Construction workers have begun dismantling a shuttered coal-fired power plant in Billings.

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VA to Review Status of Marines Affected by Tainted Water

August 4, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 years.

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Meat Industry Braces For Report on Possible Cancer Link

August 3, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The International Agency for Research on Cancer — an arm of the World Health Organization — is expected to issue its report in October after beginning efforts to identify the connection between red and processed meats and cancer last year.

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Rebels in Eastern Ukraine Say Radioactive Waste Cache Safe

August 3, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.

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New Process Could Remove Carbon Dioxide From Natural Gas More Easily

August 3, 2015 3:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from Northern Ireland this week announced the development of a new process to remove carbon dioxide from offshore natural gas.  

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STEM Salaries Fall For Second Quarter in a Row

August 3, 2015 3:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

Salaries in STEM careers are on the decline, according to a report by compensation software provider PayScale’s PayScale Index.

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Why The Shale Industry is Slamming Obama's Climate Plan

August 3, 2015 3:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Natural gas advocates denounced the Obama administration's newly proposed power plant emissions guidelines for "perpetuating the false choice between renewables and natural gas."

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This 16-Year-Old May Have Figured Out How to Remove Drugs From Our Waterways

August 3, 2015 3:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Two years ago, 14-year-old Maria Elena Grimmett became the youngest person ever to be published in the Journal of Environmental Quality.

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Trial Set For Lawsuit Involving Iowa Biodiesel Explosion

August 3, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit against a Nebraska company stemming from an explosion at a northern Iowa biodiesel plant.

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Study: Modified Rice Sharpley Curtails Methane Emissions

August 3, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Rice engineered with genes from barley could substantially cut the amount of methane released during rice production, according to research by Swedish scientists.

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How Will Nevada Handle Obama's Historic Anti-Pollution Push?

August 3, 2015 9:46 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions.

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Pipeline Companies Won't Move Line From Arkansas Watershed

August 3, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water.

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With Protest Over, Shell Prepares For Arctic Ocean Drilling

August 3, 2015 9:39 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.

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Florida Power Company Gave $1 Million to Pro-Bush Super PAC

August 3, 2015 9:35 am | by JACK GILLUM, RONNIE GREENE, Associated Press | Comments

The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

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Duke Energy Finishes $1.2B Power Buyout of Eastern NC Cities

July 31, 2015 4:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Duke Energy Corp. says it's competed a $1.2 billion deal to buy out dozens of eastern North Carolina cities that have struggled for years with bad investments in power plants.

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Extended Slump in Oil Taking Toll on Industry, Economy

July 31, 2015 4:29 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.

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