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Ammonia Leaks From Warehouse Burning in Washington Wildfire

June 29, 2015 | by NICHOLAS GERANIOS, DONNA BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | Comments

The Blue Bird warehouse, which uses ammonia for cold-storage, was among a few commercial buildings to burn.

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Idaho Aquifer Decline Could Hinder Radioactive Monitoring

June 29, 2015 5:24 pm | by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below two wells and about a dozen others are in danger due to ongoing drought.

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Grand Opening Held For $430M Oil Refinery at Dickinson

June 29, 2015 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

It can process 20,000 barrels of oil each day into diesel fuel and other products.

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Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 1:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions and other harmful pollutants from power plants.

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Justices Won't Hear Appeal From BP, Anadarko Over Gulf Spill

June 29, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associaed Press | Comments

The Supreme Court won't hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Hyundai Sees Future In Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Pres | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. says hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.

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Chemists Develop Eco-Friendly Oil Spill Solution

June 29, 2015 9:54 am | by City College of New York | Comments

City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green "herding" agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

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Council Rejects Fracking Shale Gas in Northwest England

June 29, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a precedent for exploration in Britain.

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Germany's Oldest Remaining Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

June 29, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

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Economic Officials Say Tesla Factory Will Open In A Year

June 26, 2015 4:32 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | Comments

The "gigafactory" will produce lithium-ion batteries for use in Tesla electric cars.

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Board Urged to Adopt Buffers Between Homes, Oil Drilling

June 26, 2015 4:21 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Farmers and environmentalists urged Montana regulators to establish buffer zones around homes to protect them from oil and gas drilling.

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Shell Heads For Alaska While Awaiting Final Drilling Permits

June 26, 2015 4:17 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

One Royal Dutch Shell offshore drill rig is headed to Alaska and a second is poised to leave, despite lacking final federal permits that would allow exploratory drilling and possible confirmation of rich oil reserves under the Chukchi Sea.

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Board of Corruption-Riddled Nigerian Oil Company Dissolved

June 26, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nigeria's new president on Friday dissolved the board of the state oil company from which billions of dollars is missing, a move likely preceding an investigation.

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Company Looking at Downsizing Proposed Coal-to-Liquid Plant

June 26, 2015 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The announcement Wednesday by Houston-based DKRW Advanced Fuels raised new skepticism about whether the plant at Medicine Bow in Carbon County would be built.

Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 26, 2015 3:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Hugh Grant, CEO of the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant, said the company would invest more than $1 billion in the Luling facility during the next three to five years.

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Study: Fracking Doesn't Have to be Rough on The Environment

June 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.

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