An explosion at a chemical plant in the Houston area shook nearby homes, generated black smoke seen for miles and injured two workers.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked the U.S. EPA to withdraw its finding that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of Americans, alleging the conclusion is based on "manipulated data."
Domestic political opposition, corruption, grass-roots intransigence and sheer bureaucratic incompetence stand as significant roadblocks to any agreement on emissions curbs.
Researchers from UCLA have genetically modified cyanobacteria to produce the liquid fuel isobutanol directly from carbon dioxide and sunlight.
Police in China have detained three people suspected of selling tons of milk powder tainted with an industrial chemical.
United Dealers New Jersey station owners seek to have the Court declare certain practices of ExxonMobil unlawful and reduce gasoline prices in New Jersey and ultimately, throughout the country.
Â European Union antitrust regulators made surprise raids on the offices of drugmakers in several European nations to seek evidence that they struck anticompetitive business deals.
Â Federal officials issued urgent new safety recommendations Wednesday for a Texas oil refinery where 21 tons of deadly acid were released this summer.
Walter Energy Inc. said Friday it plans to close an Alabama fiber plant effective immediately, eliminating 87 jobs, after the business struggled during the recession.
Â Mexican cartels are increasingly going "old school" to keep supplying America with methamphetamine despite an ingredient squeeze.
Contracts detailing Monsanto's business practices reveal how it's squeezing competitors, controlling smaller companies and protecting its dominance over the market for genetically altered crops.
Faced with water shortages, growing populations and the threat that climate change could make matters worse, governments around the globe have increasingly turned to cloud seeding.
Investigators are blaming a faulty valve for a propane-fueled blaze at a closed Nebraska manufacturing plant that forced thousands of evacuations.
Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to make jet fuel, lubricants and adhesives from plant oils and poultry fat instead of petroleum-based chemicals.
Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO For industrial manufacturers, safety and compliance can sometimes become an â€˜out of sight, out of mind issue'-meaning, it becomes most critical when there is a breach of protocol, or worse, an accident where an employee's safety is put at risk.