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Study: Coral-Like Structure Successfully Captures Ocean Pollutants

July 24, 2015 4:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chinese researchers developed a new material capable of capturing industrial pollutants found in ocean water, according to a recent report.

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Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall in Laboratory Freezer

July 24, 2015 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An employee of a Salt Lake City medical laboratory has died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer, officials said Friday.

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Mystery Beach Blast in Rhode Island Blamed on Hydrogen Gas

July 24, 2015 4:37 pm | by AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press | Comments

A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas buildup because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday.

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Brazilian Oil Workers go on a 24-hour Strike

July 24, 2015 4:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tens of thousands of workers at Brazil's state-owned Petrobras went on a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday to protest the oil company's plans to sell $15.1 billion worth of assets by the end of next year to help pay off a debt of about $120 billion.

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Re-Trial Date to be Set Next Week For Ex-BP Engineer

July 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week.

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Coke Partners With Startup to Develop Bioplastic Material

July 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.

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California Withholds Findings on Oilfield Contamination

July 24, 2015 9:47 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer | Comments

California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.

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Big 303-Ton Load Reaches Eastman Chemical Site in Longview

July 24, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana has reached its destination — a chemical plant in East Texas.

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Iran Hopes to Develop Nearly 50 Energy Projects Following Lifted Sanctions

July 23, 2015 3:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Iranian officials reportedly hope to develop $185 billion in oil and gas projects within five years in the wake of a historic nuclear agreement.

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Dow Earnings Beat Expectations

July 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Michigan-based chemical giant on Thursday reported net income of $1.1 billion during the quarter, an increase from $882 million in the previous second quarter.

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Environmental Groups Ask Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Suit

July 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by MITCH WEISS, MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

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House Approves Bill to Tweak Coal Ash Standards

July 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.

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Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 23, 2015 1:58 pm | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

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Pics of The Day: Smoke From NJ Warehouse Fire Visible From Space

July 23, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large warehouse fire fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.

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Idle Plant in Grant Parish to Reopen as Ammonia Facility

July 23, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Lithuania-based company plans to spend $265 million to reopen an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish as an ammonia manufacturing plant.

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