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McDonald's to Switch to Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics

March 4, 2015 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk-food image amid intensifying competition from smaller rivals positioning themselves as more wholesome alternatives.

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California Shuts Down Oil Wells to Protect Groundwater

March 4, 2015 10:42 am | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press | Comments

Years of confusion, lax oversight and miscommunication among state and federal regulators are to blame for injecting protected groundwater with the waste, says a separate report California's Environmental Protection Agency.

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Nuclear Company Areva in Turmoil After Billions in Losses

March 4, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.

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Advocates, Critics of Fracking Turn Out For Hearing on Bills

March 4, 2015 10:17 am | by MEREDITH SOMERS, Associated Press | Comments

Fracking opponents came out in force Tuesday to speak their minds at a Senate hearing on legislation that would limit natural gas drilling in Maryland.

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Pics of The Day: Used Motor Oil Spills Into River

March 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

It'd seem even prettier if it wasn't so dangerous — on Tuesday as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil stored in an above ground tank leaked into irrigation canals before slithering a river in Washington.

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California to Classify Styrene as Carcinogen

March 3, 2015 3:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Styrene is used primarily in the production of polystyrene plastics and resins, and occupational exposure can occur in polystyrene factories and in the reinforced plastics industry.

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Chemical Industry Group Launches Defense Of BPA

March 3, 2015 3:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The American Chemistry Council announced an ad campaign highlighting recent evaluations of bisphenol A as "safe."

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Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 3, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures.

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Hungary Makes Nuclear Deal With Russia a 30-Year Secret

March 3, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.

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NY Lawmakers to Try Again to Pass 'Toxic Toy' Bill

March 3, 2015 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals considered harmful, such as benzene, mercury, cadmium and cobalt.

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Ohio Sues BP For More Than $33M in Cleanup of Storage Tanks

March 3, 2015 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

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Philippines Suspends Oil, Gas Exploration in Disputed Waters

March 3, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.

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Water Plant Shut Down After Fuel Spill in Appomattox River

March 3, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Virginia American Water has shut down a treatment plant serving about 9,400 customers following a fuel spill in the Appomattox River.

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Mexico Fines Mine $1.5 Million For Spill, Lets it Reopen

March 2, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mexican authorities have fined a mining company about $1.5 million for an Aug. 7 spill of copper sulfate and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers in northern Mexico.

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EU Nations Get Power to Ban Genetically-Modified Crops

March 2, 2015 4:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.

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