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New Material Stops its Own Leaks

August 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The substance was intended to be used in spaceflight to stop potential oxygen leaks, but scientists said that it could also prove useful to automakers and other industries on Earth.


EIA Expects Near-Term Decline in Natural Gas Production in Major Shale Regions

August 26, 2015 11:29 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says in each major shale region, production from new wells is not large enough to offset production declines from existing legacy wells.


Aging NY Coal-Powered Plant Closing; Another in Jeopardy

August 26, 2015 11:22 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | Comments

Citing low natural gas prices and other factors, NRG Energy said it will close its Tonowanda and Dunkirk coal plants in New York, costing 145 total jobs.


In Reversal, Colorado Mine Town to Seek Federal Cleanup Help

August 26, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development have requested disaster funds to help the toxic mine leak cleanup.


Donald Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

August 26, 2015 11:01 am | by Candice Choi AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Trump says his boycott is the result of the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.


Lawmaker Sees Opening for Appeal of $225m Exxon Ruling

August 26, 2015 10:52 am | by Michael Catalini and Josh Cornfield, Associated Press | Comments

A New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision.


Scientists Develop Glue That Hardens Via Electricity

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers suggest that the new substance could provide solutions in a wide variety of circumstances, from underwater ship or pipe repair to serving as an alternative to sutures during human surgery.


Researchers Convert Solar Energy into Methane

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new process could also enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing, and could eventually be applied to different microbes and additional chemicals.


Schlumberger Buying Cameron International in $12.71B Deal

August 26, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The transaction would create an oilfield equipment and services powerhouse.


Report: Midwest Gas Prices To Fall With BP's Indiana Refinery Restarted

August 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The refinery — the Midwest's largest — spiked gas prices in the region after it was shut down earlier this month, and its restart reportedly could result in a considerable price drop.


AP Survey: Dimmer Outlook for U.S. Economy, Wages and Hiring

August 25, 2015 11:27 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

A majority of the nearly three dozen who responded to the survey predict tepid economic growth, weak pay gains and modest hiring for the next two years at least.


U.S. Crude Closes Under $40 a Barrel to Breach Long-Time Low

August 25, 2015 11:22 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Oil hadn't closed below $40 since February 2009, although it briefly traded below that level on Friday. Monday's closing price was the lowest since Feb. 18, 2009.


Dutch Nutritional Supplement Maker DSM to Cut 900-1,100 Jobs

August 25, 2015 11:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The company announced the job cuts Tuesday, saying the move would cut costs by 125-150 million euros ($144-173 million) by the end of 2017.


Sewage Spill Prompts Closure of Famed Hawaii Beach

August 25, 2015 11:15 am | by Caleb Jones, Associated Press | Comments

The Waikiki beach area was closed Monday after storm water flowed into the city's sewage system as a weather system linked to Tropical Storm Kilo dumped heavy rain on the islands.


Russia Removes Foreign Detergent, Washing Powder from Shops

August 25, 2015 11:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Consumer Protection Agency said that recent inspections of selected goods by top foreign brands such as Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble have found high levels of toxic ingredients.



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