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EFSA Seeks Food Safety Experts

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | Comments

EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.                                                  

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Summer Gas Prices Expected To Mimic 2013

April 9, 2014 10:30 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

Drivers are expected to pay an average $3.57 per gallon for regular gasoline this summer, close to last year's level, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.          

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Oil Over $101 On Renewed Interest In Ukraine

April 8, 2014 11:13 am | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | Comments

The price of oil climbed above $101 a barrel Tuesday, supported by renewed unrest in eastern Ukraine and as traders awaited weekly data on U.S. crude stockpiles.                                      

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Rio Tinto Gives Away Pebble Mine Shares

April 8, 2014 11:04 am | by BECKY BOHRER, MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press | Comments

A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.

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Copper Mine Drops Tunnel Plans

April 8, 2014 10:59 am | by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press | Comments

A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.                

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U.S. Steel Plant Resumes Limited Operations

April 8, 2014 10:56 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Comments

U.S. Steel says its largest mill is on limited production, after a shortage of vital iron ore due to the ice covering Lake Superior had temporarily shut down its furnaces.                                   

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James River Coal Files Chapter 11

April 8, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business.                                          

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22 Miners Still Trapped

April 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.                              

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U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Utility Over Radiation

April 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.

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"Poison Spring" Details Dirty EPA History

April 8, 2014 10:34 am | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | Comments

E.G. Vallianatos' complaints about the heavy influence that large corporations wield over the U.S. government and environmental policy won't be news to anyone. What is surprising and depressing in "Poison Spring," however, is when that influence began, especially over the regulation of pesticides.

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Half Of Power Plant Capacity Additions In 2013 Came From Natural Gas

April 8, 2014 10:17 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013.                                       

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No Further Contamination In Nuclear Dump

April 7, 2014 10:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Crews investigating a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned up no contamination during a second trip farther into the half-mile-deep repository.

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Freedom Industries President "Bears No Fault"

April 7, 2014 10:22 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

The president of Freedom Industries "bears no fault" for a West Virginia chemical spill that spurred a water-use ban for up to 10 days for 300,000 people, his lawyer says in a court filing.                

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Las Cruces Plant Lays Off 70 Workers

April 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A manufacturer of radiators and cooling systems has shuttered its Las Cruces operation, leaving 70 workers unemployed.                                                   

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Indiana Mill Idled Due To Lack Of Ore

April 7, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off its access to vital iron ore and other raw materials.                        

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