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Colorado Governor Orders Pesticide-Tainted Pot Destroyed

November 16, 2015 3:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper called marijuana treated with certain pesticides a "threat to public safety" and said it should be destroyed.


Space Mining Could Become Legal Very Soon

November 16, 2015 3:28 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Last week, the Space Act of 2015 passed in the Senate with unanimous approval to the delight of many in the scientific community.


Chemical Safety Board Might Postpone New Investigations

November 16, 2015 3:05 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

It’s been a tough year for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, the federal agency charged with investigating accidents at chemical plants.


More Repairs Ordered For Pipe After California Oil Spill

November 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the California coast this year was ordered Friday to purge a neighboring line and make repairs so it doesn't fail.


Hershey Kisses Artificial Flavors Goodbye in Some Chocolates

November 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | Comments

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet.


Republicans Propose Lifting Nuclear Plant Moratorium

November 16, 2015 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Republican legislators want to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants.


Central Illinois Landfill Agrees to Not Store Toxic Waste

November 16, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A central Illinois landfill won't be allowed to accept certain types of chemical waste without getting approval from local governments under a settlement.


Chemists Turn Bacterial Molecules Into Potential Drug Molecules

November 16, 2015 9:33 am | by Syracuse University | Comments

The implications for the study of biology and pharmacology are said to be enormous.


Coal Not Going Away Anytime Soon Despite Renewables Push

November 16, 2015 9:22 am | by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | Comments

Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it — at least not yet.


Manure From Millions of Hogs Fuels Natural Gas Project

November 16, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Supporters of a biogas project taking shape in northern Missouri say that manure from about 2 million hogs will be converted into renewable natural gas and sold by summer 2016.


Is SandRidge Energy Inc. Close to Crumbling?

November 16, 2015 9:01 am | by SARAH TERRY-COBO, The Journal Record | Comments

SandRidge Energy Inc.'s most important assets are at the epicenter of Oklahoma's ongoing earthquake problem.


Company Puts Used Fracking Fluid to Other Uses

November 16, 2015 8:49 am | by DAVID BEARD, The Dominion Post | Comments

Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid raises concerns of environmental pollution and pressure-stimulated earthquakes.


1 Dead, 2 Injured in California Gas Line Explosion

November 16, 2015 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The flames could be seen for miles after erupting Friday afternoon in a farm field south of Bakersfield.


EU Regulators Say Glyphosate 'Unlikely to Cause Cancer'

November 13, 2015 2:36 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

The debate over a key chemical used in Roundup just got tangled even deeper in the weeds. 


Cuomo to Reject Proposed Gas Terminal Off Coast

November 13, 2015 10:50 am | by MICHAEL BALSAMO, DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will reject a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the waters off New York and New Jersey amid an outcry from residents of some coastal communities that it could endanger the environment and be a target for terrorists.



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