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UK Plans to Close Coal Plants by 2025

November 24, 2015 | 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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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.


EU Launches State Aid Probe Into Hungarian Nuclear Reactors

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

The European Union said Monday it has opened a probe to establish whether Hungary's financing of two new nuclear reactors constitutes illegal state aid.


LA County Residents to Speak on Sick-Making Natural Gas Leak

November 24, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of Los Angeles County residents who say an uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a county Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions.


Residents Sue Energy Companies, Claim Fictitious Charges

November 24, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Residents of Faulkner, Conway and Van Buren counties have filed a class action lawsuit against five energy companies claiming they made fictitious deductions and charges against royalty owners.


Chemours to Sell Texas Chemical Plant to Dow

November 23, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chemours Co. this week announced plans to sell a Houston-area chemical plant to Dow Chemical for some $140 million.


Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis, published in the journal Nature, found that bumblebees exposed to typical farm levels of the common insecticide thiamethoxam visited apple trees less often than bumblebees that were not exposed.


Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

November 23, 2015 9:41 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Comments

Researchers suspect neonic pesticides play some role in reported die-offs and the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder. But they don't know how much.


Despite Oil Bust, Texas Prepares More Students For Oil Jobs

November 23, 2015 9:36 am | by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press | Comments

In Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state's unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.


Crews Begin Pumping Oil Cargo From Sunken Barge in Lake Erie

November 23, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.


Tenn. Raises Concerns About Proposed Nuclear Landfill

November 23, 2015 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tennessee officials are raising concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy's plans for a new nuclear landfill at Oak Ridge.


Fire in Coal Mine in China Kills 21, Leaves 1 Missing

November 23, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A late-night fire at a coal mine killed 21 people and left one missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, local authorities and state media said Saturday.


Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 20, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A technology executive in the oil and natural gas industry said this week that cyberattacks on exploratory and drilling operations are on the rise.


Study: New England Doesn't Need More Natural Gas Pipelines

November 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | Comments

The New England region does not need additional natural gas pipelines to maintain a reliable flow of energy for the next 15 years, according to a study commissioned by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.


MDU Resources Group Delays Plan For Diesel Refinery in Minot

November 20, 2015 3:20 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Developers of a recently completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are delaying plans for a second factory in the Minot area due to low fuel prices and a slowdown in drilling activity in the state's oil patch.



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