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Use of Banned Pesticide Not Isolated Event in US Territories

November 30, 2015 | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | Comments

Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

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Energy-Rich Russia Pays Little Attention to Climate Change

November 30, 2015 8:53 am | by KATHERINE JACOBSEN, Associated Press | Comments

When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.


Central, Eastern Europe Protest Russian Gas Pipeline Project

November 27, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.


Nevada Researchers Trying to Turn Roadside Weed Into Biofuel

November 27, 2015 10:09 am | by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists who've been cultivating gumweed on the Reno campus think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from the sticky cousin of the sunflower.


Coal Railroad Plans on Hold Due to Mine Permitting Delays

November 27, 2015 9:49 am | by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press | Comments

Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border were put on indefinite hold because of delays in obtaining a mining permit and a weakening coal market, officials said.


New Vaccine-Making Process Requires Only Water

November 25, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Brigham Young University chemists believe that a new process could dramatically reduce the time and cost needed to produce vaccines.


EPA Nixes Approval of New Weed Killer For Engineered Crops

November 25, 2015 11:10 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | Comments

The EPA announced the decision after receiving new information from manufacturer Dow AgroSciences.


West Virginia Woman Laid Off by Mining Company Sues

November 25, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A woman let go by a West Virginia mining company has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she lost her job to a man because of her gender and pregnancy.


8 Injured in Fire at Mexican Oil Refinery

November 25, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mexico's state-run oil company said a fire Tuesday at one of its refineries has injured eight people.


Utility Plans to Mask Awful Odor From Uncontrolled Gas Leak

November 25, 2015 9:24 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

A utility trying to stop a month-long leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well.


Environmental Review: Oil-By-Rail Terminal Could Hurt Fish

November 25, 2015 9:09 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | Comments

An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for endangered salmon and other fish in the Columbia River.


Toxic Wastewater From Collapsed Brazilian Dam Reaches Ocean

November 24, 2015 3:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Wildlife experts braced for potential devastation along Brazil's central coast as toxic sludge from an iron ore mine washed into the Atlantic Ocean this week.


Get a Handle on CDR Compliance

November 24, 2015 3:04 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Many chemical companies are still chasing a massive paper trail that makes the task a challenge.


Report: Crude Prices Hindering African Oil Projects

November 24, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Oil industry observers in Africa estimate that only about one-third of potential drilling operations on the continent are viable at current crude prices.


Study: Silicone Breast Implants Could Absorb Toxins

November 24, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recent study by Oregon State University researchers suggests that silicone breast implants could absorb harmful chemicals that would otherwise reside in bodily tissue.


UK Plans to Close Coal Plants by 2025

November 24, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Energy & Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd said that the country needs to both bolster its energy security and improve its impact on the environment.



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