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Lumber Liquidators CEO Unexpectedly Resigns

May 21, 2015 11:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Lumber Liquidators on Thursday announced the departure of president and CEO Robert Lynch amid the ongoing scandal over the safety of its laminate flooring.


ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 21, 2015 9:58 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | Comments

It's the latest in a series of recent prosecutions of manufacturers linked to food poisoning that has companies "taking notice in a big way," said Bill Marler, an attorney who has represented victims of food-borne illnesses for two decades, including more than 100 sickened in the Peter Pan outbreak.


Study Unlocks Mystery Behind Microbial Methane Production, Corrosion

May 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists at Stanford University say they've solved the mystery of how microbes generate methane, potentially paving the way for sustainable chemical production.


Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The months-long strike at a massive Texas oil refinery will continue after union workers this week rejected the latest contract proposal.


Report: Larger Turbines Could Enable Wind Energy in All 50 States

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report argues technological advancements that already greatly reduced the cost of wind power will soon substantially increase its production capacity.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

ExxonMobil officials on Wednesday officially announced the discovery of a substantial offshore oil reservoir near the coast of Guyana.


Why Many Experts Missed This: Cheap Oil Can Hurt US Economy

May 21, 2015 9:22 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Comments

If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way.


California Concerns Grow Over Oilfield Operations Near Water

May 20, 2015 10:55 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

California regulators on Monday expanded their list of thousands of state-permitted oil and gas wells where below-ground injections may be contaminating drinking-water reserves.


Fuel Company Settles Claims Over Air Emissions in 3 States

May 20, 2015 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Marathon Petroleum Corp. will pay a fine of nearly $3 million and spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.


Asbestos-Contaminated Community to Weigh in on Final Cleanup

May 20, 2015 10:43 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Residents of a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure will weigh in this week on a proposal to leave the dangerous material behind in many houses and buildings.


NRC Probing Appearance of Water After Fire at Nuclear Plant

May 20, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating why water accumulated in a room of critical electrical equipment after a transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.


Obama Frames Global Warming as National Security Threat

May 20, 2015 9:27 am | by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press | Comments

With the Republican-led Congress indifferent to Obama's entreaties, the president has been doing what he can to combat climate change through executive orders to cut greenhouse gas emissions and through the powers of persuasion.


'Sunshine State' or Not, Florida Badly Behind on Solar Power

May 19, 2015 5:25 pm | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | Comments

Residents of the Sunshine State are finding that harnessing Florida's abundant solar power is no simple task.


How One Company Could Save The Fracking Industry

May 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

If a Denver company has its way, foreign competitors may not be able to undercut U.S. drilling operations for much longer.


Why There’s so Much Buzz About Losing Honeybees — By The Numbers

May 19, 2015 5:10 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

It’s potentially a $15 billion problem in the U.S.



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