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Smuggled Meat in China Found Rotting, Dating to 1970s

June 24, 2015 11:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The raids came after China strengthened its food safety rules earlier this year amid a slew of recent scandals.


Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The last remaining strike from a widespread labor dispute at the nation’s oil refineries could be on the verge of ending.


New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.


Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.


About 1,000 People Protest Rumored Chemical Plant in China

June 24, 2015 10:05 am | by The Asssociated Press | Comments

The protest reflected growing public concern about the environmental impact of projects such as petrochemical plants, as well as the public's deep distrust of local governments.


Exxon Mobil Halts 3 Platforms After Spill Crippled Pipeline

June 24, 2015 9:47 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn't deliver oil to refineries, the company said Tuesday.


House Approves Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

June 24, 2015 9:41 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee.


Dow Weed Killer Classified as Possible Cancer Risk

June 23, 2015 4:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A global health agency added another popular herbicide to its list of potential carcinogens this week.


Jury Awards $435,000 to Family Over Chemical Found in Toy Beads

June 23, 2015 3:51 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The toys were designed for children to create crafts from beads using water, but tests showed that a chemical in the beads metabolized into gamma hydroxybutyrate — commonly known as the "date-rape" drug — when ingested.


Mexico Announces Underwater Gas Pipeline to Texas

June 23, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.


Duke Energy Plans to Dig Up, Move Coal Ash From Most Pits

June 23, 2015 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Most of the ash, which contains toxic heavy metals, would be moved to former open-pit clay mines in Chatham and Lee counties.


Judge to Consider Request to Suspend Federal Oil, Gas Rules

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

Four states and two petroleum industry groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, saying the rules announced in March are unnecessarily burdensome for oil and gas developers.


Senators Say Takata May Have Put Profits Over Safety

June 23, 2015 9:43 am | by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Inflators in Takata air bags can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The problem has caused at least eight deaths and 105 injuries.


Firm Seeks to Build Oil Pipeline Across Iowa

June 23, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that wants to build an oil pipeline across Iowa said it has purchased easements from nearly 60 percent of landowners, but some don't believe the claim.


Niagara Recalls Bottled Spring Water on E. Coli Concern

June 23, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.



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