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Scientists Link Dolphin Deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP Spill

May 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press | Comments

In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Finding Cause of California Oil Spill Could Take Months

May 22, 2015 3:26 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.

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US Chemical Production Flat in April; Remains up Over a Year Ago

May 22, 2015 3:22 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

Also measured on a 3MMA basis, chemical production by segment was mixed.

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What do You Really Get For a $7,000 Tesla Home Battery?

May 22, 2015 3:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The reason for all the excitement is because of what batteries like these might someday do.

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Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf Oil Platform; 28 Workers Evacuated

May 22, 2015 3:13 pm | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and operator of the platform, estimated no more than 120 barrels of crude oil — about 5,040 gallons — were stored on the platform.

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EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup at Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont's Pompton Lakes Works plant manufactured ammunition for nearly a century and leaked mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals across the 576-acre campus and surrounding areas.

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ExxonMobil Denies Lobbying on Iran Sanctions

May 22, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bloomberg, citing federal disclosure documents, reported that the energy giant retained the Nickles Group — the lobbying firm founded by former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Oklahoma — to monitor activity related to the sanctions.

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Report Anticipates Green Packaging Market to Grow by 50 Percent by 2021

May 22, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

TMR analysts expect awareness of chemicals used in conventional packaging to increase consumer demand for green materials, as will a desire among consumers to avoid additional landfill waste and pollution.

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State Investigates Spray Crew Exposure to Herbicide

May 22, 2015 9:51 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Two state agencies are investigating aerial spraying operations on private timberlands in the southern Coast Range, where a member of the spraying crew says he had to regularly take shelter from herbicides sprayed from a helicopter.

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World's Biggest Atom Smasher Sets Energy Record

May 22, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says it succeeded late Wednesday in smashing together protons at 13 trillion electronvolts.

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5 of The Most Dramatic Photos From California’s Oil Spill (So Far)

May 21, 2015 4:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Up to nine miles of coastline in Santa Barbara have been transformed.

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Listeria: FDA Finds Problems at Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 4:15 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream pints.

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Report: Switching Trucks to Natural Gas Could Worsen Climate Change

May 21, 2015 3:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Despite its clean-burning reputation, a newly released study suggests that fueling transport trucks with natural gas could actually worsen their climate impact.

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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.

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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.

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