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California Bans BPA In Baby Products

July 2, 2010 9:26 am | by | Comments

The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

Watson Acquires Columbia Drug

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

Watson Pharmaceuticals completed its acquisition of the U.S. rights to a Columbia Laboratories' progesterone drug in a deal that could be worth more than $92.5 million.

Factory Orders Drop Sharply In May

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department said Friday that orders for manufactured goods decreased 1.4 percent in May, the biggest drop since March 2009.


Concerns Rise For Double-Dip Recession

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

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Agency: No CO2 Growth Since 2009 ... Phew

July 2, 2010 8:18 am | by AP | Comments

The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency says last year was the first since 1992 that registered no growth in carbon emissions from fossil fuels, cement production and the chemical industry, the main sources of greenhouse gases.

Feds Pull More Kids Jewelry Due To Cadmium

July 2, 2010 8:13 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Federal regulators said Wednesday they have found high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in trinkets that were distributed for free to children at some doctor and dentist offices over the past five years.

Safety Systems Should Protect Workers, Environment First

July 2, 2010 7:57 am | Comments

The Blowout Prevent Act would require regulations for high-risk wells that could lead to substantial harm to public health and the environment in the event of a blowout.

Support grows for utility-only carbon cap in US energy bill

July 2, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

In Washington, as skirmishing continues over the shape of energy legislation this year, the probability is looming that Republican opposition to a price on carbon may derail cap-and-trade in all sectors except the power industry, where the imposition of a carbon cap-and-trade system may kick off a competition for biomass that would derail some biofuels business models.


Feds to Burn $260M Worth of Expired Swine Flu Vaccine

July 2, 2010 7:50 am | by AP | Comments

About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.

PA Misfires in Bid to Identify Drilling Chemicals

July 2, 2010 7:50 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A list of chemicals provided to The Associated Press after a blowout at a natural gas well inadvertently included all chemicals used at well sites, not just those injected into wells.

Feds Lean on BP Over Trash Disposal

July 2, 2010 7:43 am | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The Coast Guard and EPA are setting new standards for how BP and its contractors should test and track the garbage generated by the ongoing spill.

Animal Welfare Institute Files Suit Against BP for Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive

July 2, 2010 7:36 am | by Animal Welfare Institute | Comments

"It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill are now being burned alive," said AWI President, Cathy Liss. "They are critically endangered and must be protected."

UN Report Fuels Criticism of Carbon-Cutting Scheme

July 2, 2010 7:32 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The report questions the validity of some of the largest projects funded by the U.N.-managed Clean Development Mechanism, a $2.7 billion market in heat-trapping gases.

CA Lawmakers Vote to Ban BPA in Baby Products

July 2, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

US Labor Department provides $27 million to help workers displaced by oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

July 2, 2010 7:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to four key states to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


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