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New Chemical Structures Could Improve Fuel Gases, Carbon Capture

July 22, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The zeolites — or semi-porous solids — rapidly absorb carbon dioxide from biogas and natural gas.

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Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have no Choice

July 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writers | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice.

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EU to Ban Common Chemical in Textile Imports

July 21, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

EU states banned the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates in textile manufacturing more than 10 years ago, but the latest measure also includes clothing imported into member nations.

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Death Toll of Fire at Japanese Plant in Indonesia Rises to 17

July 21, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The fire broke out on July 10 when a gas explosion occurred at the aerosol production line area of the factory, located in the town of Bekasi in West Java Province.

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Coal Plant Proposed For Pristine Thai Coast Sparks Outcry

July 21, 2015 9:45 am | by TED ANDERSEN, Associated Press | Comments

Plans to build an 800-megawatt coal power plant near some of Thailand's most popular beaches have sparked protests and a hunger strike by activists who say officials aren't considering its impact on the pristine environment that makes the area an international tourist destination.

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Oil Prices Taking Their Toll on Chemical Sector

July 20, 2015 5:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Recent analysis expects plummeting oil prices to slow growth for oilfield chemicals over the next five-year period.

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Marijuana Growers Navigate Uncertain Pesticide Regulations

July 20, 2015 5:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The federal government, which regulates pesticide use, still considers marijuana to be illegal, while scientists often have conflicting views about how to use chemicals on marijuana plants

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China's Record Criticized as US Congress Mulls Nuclear Pact

July 20, 2015 5:17 pm | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | Comments

China's record on nuclear proliferation is facing congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement that enables American involvement in China's fast-growing atomic energy industry.

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California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine For Taking Water

July 20, 2015 5:14 pm | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | Comments

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

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State Approves Tar Sands Mine But Requires Water Monitoring

July 20, 2015 5:07 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | Comments

Utah state officials have given the go-ahead for a tar sands mine under construction the eastern flank of the state, but they will require the company to do water and air quality monitoring in a move environmentalists are calling a victory.

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Officials: Oil Train Didn't Speed Before Montana Derailment

July 20, 2015 4:37 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 miles per hour before Thursday's wreck, U.S. Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Matthew Lehner said.

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Halliburton 2Q Profit Falls on Costs Tied to Oil Slowdown

July 20, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton's second-quarter profit dropped as it dealt with some charges tied to the oil market slowdown. But the company's adjusted results easily topped analysts' estimates.

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Halliburton 2Q Profit Falls on Costs Tied to Oil Slowdown

July 20, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton's second-quarter profit dropped as it dealt with some charges tied to the oil market slowdown. But the company's adjusted results easily topped analysts' estimates.

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2 Barges Collide Near Entrance to Houston Channel

July 20, 2015 10:00 am | Comments

A fire erupted on the barge carrying naphtha.

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Oil Refineries, University Top Water Use in Salt Lake City

July 20, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Conservation advocates said the figures show that business and community leaders are being hypocritical in asking residents to use less water while they go through millions of gallons of water.

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