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SolarCity Unveils Industry's Most Efficient Solar Panel

October 2, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

More than a year after Elon Musk's solar energy company bolstered its efforts to get into manufacturing, SolarCity on Friday announced the development of the industry's most efficient solar panel.

Millions of employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals each year and without the proper precautions in place and adequate training, severe injuries or death can occur. OSHA recently revised its Hazard Communication standard to adopt the Globally Harmoni

Poll: Chemical Companies Largely Unprepared For Labeling Standards

October 2, 2015 3:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Of the businesses polled, only 45 percent indicated that they were able to meet this summer’s deadline to comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification.


Leader of Oil-Rich Alberta Seeks to Diversify Province’s Energy, Economy

October 2, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The leader of Canada's most oil-rich province later this year plans to unveil an energy policy focused heavily on renewable sources.


EPA Sets New Ozone Standard, Disappointing All Sides

October 2, 2015 2:50 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.


Shell, Total Get First Foreign Gas Stations in Iran

October 2, 2015 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran.


Court Upholds $236M Verdict in Exxon Mobil Pollution Case

October 2, 2015 2:45 pm | by KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press | Comments

New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.


Feds: Proposed Pipeline Rules Could Have Prevented Accidents

October 2, 2015 8:53 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said.


DuPont to Pay $724K After Explosion That Killed Worker

October 2, 2015 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DuPont has agreed to pay $724,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations that contributed to a 2010 explosion that killed a contractor and burned another at its western New York plant.


Improved Fuel Structure Reduces Explosive Qualities

October 1, 2015 3:40 pm | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | Comments

The dangers of explosive fuel could soon be reduced with the development of a new material that is comprised of extremely long polymer chains that can reduce fuel misting and consequential explosiveness.


Feds Want Tougher Rules For Oil Pipelines

October 1, 2015 3:21 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation's history in Michigan.


The Key to Cleaning Waterways Could be...More Plastics?

October 1, 2015 2:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

One California chemist believes that certain microbeads could actually be helpful to water supplies.


International OB-GYN Group Urges Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure

October 1, 2015 2:40 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | Comments

"We are drowning our world in untested and unsafe chemicals, and the price we are paying in terms of our reproductive health is of serious concern," said Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD.


$400M Oil Blending Facility Planned in St. Landry Parish

October 1, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hazelwood Energy Hub plans to build a $400 million facility in St. Landry Parish that can store and blend 10 types of crude oil for its customers, a development that will create 123 jobs.


Spain's Repsol Energy Firm Plans 1,500 Job Cuts Over 3 Years

October 1, 2015 2:31 pm | Comments

Spanish energy company Repsol plans to eliminate 6 percent of its workforce by 2020, meaning about 1,500 job cuts for the company's roster of 25,000 employees.


Liquefied Gas Port, Pipeline Get Environmental OK in Oregon

October 1, 2015 2:28 pm | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast.



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