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Tesla Batteries Behind Florida Solar Project

May 29, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Tesla's highly-touted power storage system is being put to use by a new solar panel system in Florida.

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Syngenta Preparing For Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 1, 2015 3:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG believes rival Monsanto could make another bid to acquire the company within a matter of days.

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Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 3:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

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Chevron Fined $940,000 For Fatal Gas Well Explosion, Fire

June 1, 2015 3:36 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | Comments

DEP investigators previously determined that an inexperienced worker at Chevron's site in Dunkard Township, Washington County, loosened a bolt without proper supervision, likely causing the well to leak and catch fire.

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$430M Dakota Prairie Refinery Begins Diesel Sales

June 1, 2015 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

June is expected to be the first full month of production at 20,000 barrels per day.

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NC Investigating at Clay Mine Set to be Filled With Coal Ash

June 1, 2015 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina regulators say they are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County that is being prepared to hold coal ash.

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GOP Pledges to 'Rein in' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 10:06 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans.

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Spike in Water Toxins Blamed For Hundreds of Turtle Deaths

June 1, 2015 10:00 am | by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press | Comments

All signs point to saxitoxin.

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Chinese Chemical Company Site Opposed

June 1, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., will make a $1.85 billion capital investment in the project that represents the first major foreign direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana.

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Ohio Company Sentenced For Dumping Wastewater From Drilling

May 29, 2015 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company was accused of ordering workers to pour toxic sludge and brine containing diesel oil, benzene, toluene, barium and chlorides into a storm sewer that reached a Mahoning River tributary.

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Scientists Use New Tool to Analyze Industrial Explosions

May 29, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The process could enable improved evaluations of a wide range of incidents.

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Report: Bulk Chemicals Expected to Lead Industrial Energy Consumption

May 29, 2015 4:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's annual energy outlook anticipated that the industrial sector's energy demand would outpace all other sectors through 2040.

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EPA Curbs Ethanol Requirement as USDA Seeks Higher Blends

May 29, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Obama administration on Friday proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required in gasoline, along with a grant program to promote higher ethanol blends at the gas pump.

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Google Solar Drone Crashes During Testing

May 29, 2015 4:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Solara 50 is a 164-meter long drone designed to stay aloft for as long as five years, Bloomberg said.

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Planned Pipeline Needs OK From Many North Dakota Landowners

May 29, 2015 4:01 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

A Texas company that already has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to build a 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois is having a tougher time getting permission from North Dakota landowners.

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Federal Agency Dings Shell For Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic

May 29, 2015 3:56 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.

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