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Changes Ordered At Los Alamos Over Waste Leak

September 29, 2014 | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | Comments

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said. 

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Regulators Reject Challenge To Ameren Power Rates

October 2, 2014 10:19 am | by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press | Comments

Ameren Missouri outlined new plans Wednesday to gradually reduce its reliance on coal-fired power plants, while state utility regulators also rejected a complaint alleging the company has earned more than it's entitled to on its electricity rates.

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Oil Boom Widens Gap Between The Sexes

October 2, 2014 10:17 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota's unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women, the state's demographer said.                                       

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GE To Study Hudson Shore For PCBs

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

General Electric has agreed to do a comprehensive study of PCB contamination of the upper Hudson River shoreline along the 40-mile stretch of river north of Albany where it has been dredging contaminated sediments under a Superfund cleanup project since 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

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Edmonton Plant Aims To Transform Sewage

October 1, 2014 11:00 am | by The Canadian Press | Comments

Two companies are working on a project to transform sewage into commercial fertilizer and help protect the environmental health of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton-based Epcor will ...          

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A Look At CA's Landmark Plastic Bag Ban

October 1, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is ...

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GE To Build Oil And Gas Plant In Jacksonville

October 1, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Electric Co. is building a plant for its oil and gas division in Jacksonville, which promises to employ at least 500 people by the end of 2016. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Gov. Rick Scott announced ...       

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Large Fire At Seattle Manufacturing Building Releases Chemicals

October 1, 2014 10:39 am | by Manuel Valdes - Associated Press | Comments

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals. The fire ...         

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Feds Unveil Cleanup Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump

September 30, 2014 6:45 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to ...    

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Greenbrier Leads Call For Safer Tank Car Design

September 30, 2014 11:27 am | by Greenbrier | Comments

Greenbrier's Tank Car of the Future is designed for safer transportation of crude, ethanol and other flammables in North America, as well as use with other hazardous materials traffic.                

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Mexico Detains 5 In Suspected Oil Theft Ring

September 30, 2014 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The ring is believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state.                                     

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Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

September 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.                      

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Johnson & Johnson Buying Alios

September 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The deal includes Alios' portfolio of potential therapeutics for viral infections including compound AL-8176.                                         

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California Governor Expected To OK Plastic Bag Ban

September 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | Comments

The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags starting in July 2015, expanding to smaller stores the year after.                             

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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.     

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Company Proposes Rare Earths Mine In WY

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming.                            

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