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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Chemical Spills

July 22, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A trio of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a lack of regulations for chemicals released by industrial facilities.


Study: E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Traditional Smokes

July 22, 2015 4:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology analyzed commercial samples of liquids produced for e-cigarettes.


Convent Coal Export Terminal Sells For $412 million

July 22, 2015 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SunCoke Energy Partners LP will expand into handling coal exports with the $412 million acquisition of Convent Marine Terminal, one of the Gulf Coast's largest export facilities.


Prosecutors Want Guilty Plea Hearing For W.Va. Exec in Spill

July 22, 2015 4:23 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to schedule a guilty plea hearing for the top executive charged in a massive chemical spill last year.


Nuclear Company's Bid to Build 3rd Reactor Officially Over

July 22, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a company's bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant is officially over.


CSX Provides Update on W.Va. Oil Train Derailment Cleanup

July 22, 2015 10:24 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Comments

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.


State Regulators Look at Cost of Retiring Coal Plants

July 22, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Washington utility regulators say they are looking into how much it would cost to retire Puget Sound Energy's two older coal-fired electric generating plants in Colstrip, Montana.


Scientists Study The Carbon Footprint of Almond Farming

July 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis examined greenhouse gas emissions and the use of almond byproducts for renewable power.


New Chemical Structures Could Improve Fuel Gases, Carbon Capture

July 22, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The zeolites — or semi-porous solids — rapidly absorb carbon dioxide from biogas and natural gas.


Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have no Choice

July 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writers | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice.


EU to Ban Common Chemical in Textile Imports

July 21, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

EU states banned the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates in textile manufacturing more than 10 years ago, but the latest measure also includes clothing imported into member nations.


Death Toll of Fire at Japanese Plant in Indonesia Rises to 17

July 21, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The fire broke out on July 10 when a gas explosion occurred at the aerosol production line area of the factory, located in the town of Bekasi in West Java Province.


Coal Plant Proposed For Pristine Thai Coast Sparks Outcry

July 21, 2015 9:45 am | by TED ANDERSEN, Associated Press | Comments

Plans to build an 800-megawatt coal power plant near some of Thailand's most popular beaches have sparked protests and a hunger strike by activists who say officials aren't considering its impact on the pristine environment that makes the area an international tourist destination.


Oil Prices Taking Their Toll on Chemical Sector

July 20, 2015 5:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Recent analysis expects plummeting oil prices to slow growth for oilfield chemicals over the next five-year period.


Marijuana Growers Navigate Uncertain Pesticide Regulations

July 20, 2015 5:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The federal government, which regulates pesticide use, still considers marijuana to be illegal, while scientists often have conflicting views about how to use chemicals on marijuana plants



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