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West Virginia Woman Laid Off by Mining Company Sues

November 25, 2015 | 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.

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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.


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.


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.



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