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Modi Blames Changing Lifestyles For India's Rising Pollution

April 6, 2015 10:52 am | by KATY DAIGLE, AP Environment Writer | Comments

While already the world's third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, India is still home to at least 300 million people with no electricity at all, while hundreds of millions have just a couple of hours a day. Bringing them all onto a 24-hour electricity grid fueled primarily by coal could jeopardize global efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

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5 Years After Coal Mine Blast, Explosion Risks Persist

April 6, 2015 10:06 am | by DYLAN LOVAN and JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Comments

The nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades exposed lax safety measures at some Appalachian mines, issues that persist five years later despite the crackdown that followed, according to an Associated Press review of federal inspection records.

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High-Efficiency Wood Heating Systems Winning Converts

April 6, 2015 10:00 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

Like the smoky, outdoor wood boilers that have proliferated in rural areas over the past 20 years, the wood furnace at Athens is housed in a shed behind the building. But that's where the similarity ends.

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Texas Grocery Chain H-E-B Pulls All Blue Bell Products

April 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

H-E-B, with more than 300 stores in Texas and northern Mexico, said the decision Saturday was a "precautionary measure due to food safety concerns."

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Pemex Begins to Restore Production at Fire-Damaged Platform

April 6, 2015 9:16 am | by KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | Comments

Mexico's state-run oil company continues to search for three missing workers from a platform fireball that killed four others, while beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility, officials said Sunday.

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Study: Fruit, Vegetable Pesticides Linked to Lower Sperm Counts

April 2, 2015 3:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recent study by Harvard University scientists for the first time linked pesticides applied to fruits and vegetables to reproductive problems in men.  

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Exxon CEO Talks Arctic Oil Drilling, Risks, Lessons

April 2, 2015 3:37 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth.

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Tanker Ran Aground Off Galveston Refloated, no Hull Breach

April 2, 2015 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A tanker hauling about 400,000 barrels of crude oil has been refloated after running aground off Texas while bound for the Port of Houston.

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Pipeline Developer Sues More Than 100 W.Va. Property Owners

April 2, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

More than 100 property owners in West Virginia are being sued by the developer of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

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ONEOK Partners Plans to Extend West Texas Pipeline to Mexico

April 2, 2015 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based ONEOK on Wednesday night announced the venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure of Mexico City.

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Rewarding Your Readership With Constant Improvement

April 1, 2015 5:24 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Here are some of the new things we’re doing to improve the daily content mix.

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Chemist Maps Microbe Activity on Human Skin

April 1, 2015 5:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The research could lead to advances in consumer products, medical science or even criminal justice.

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Report: European Fracking Would Not Mirror U.S.

April 1, 2015 5:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The dramatic increase in U.S. energy production through fracking could not be replicated in Europe, according to a report by a renewable energy group.

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Agency Proposes $17K Fine For Closed Wisconsin Nuclear Plant

April 1, 2015 4:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The agency says the fine is for a security-related violation stemming from routine inspections.

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New Rules Take Effect For North Dakota Crude Oil Shipments

April 1, 2015 4:46 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.

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