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Blast Rocks Tianjin, 2 Months After Fatal Explosion

October 13, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two months after massive explosions left 173 people dead or missing in a major port city in northern China, Tianijn has been rattled again by a warehouse blast.

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4 Coal Miners Dead, 2 Injured in Accident in Bosnia

October 13, 2015 9:08 am | Comments

A spokesman for a Bosnian coal mine says four miners died and two were injured in an overnight accident.


Study Finds Glyphosate And Acetamiprid to Have Relatively Low Toxicity For Honey Bees

October 13, 2015 9:03 am | by Entomological Society of America | Comments

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Mississippi State University tested 42 commonly used pesticides in a realistic field setting in order to determine their toxicity levels.


Report: Dow Investing Heavily In Africa

October 12, 2015 3:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Michigan-based chemical giant believes that its crop protection chemicals could perform well in Africa, along with its products for manufacturing, mining and water treatment.


County Says Partial Settlement Reached in West, Texas Blast

October 12, 2015 3:37 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The fire at the facility ignited in a seed room and quickly engulfed an area where ammonium nitrate was stored in wooden containers.


Official: Kuwait to Produce 4M Barrels of Oil Daily by 2020

October 12, 2015 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kuwait's oil minister says his country still plans to produce 4 million barrels of oil a day by 2020, even as global crude prices have slumped.


BASF Announces New Consumer Product Materials Plant in China

October 12, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

German chemical giant BASF will add new plant to produce emollients and waxes at its operations in Jinshan, China.


Single Atom Alloy Platinum-Copper Catalysts Cut Costs, Boost Green Technology

October 12, 2015 9:26 am | by Tufts University | Comments

A new generation of platinum-copper catalysts that require very low concentrations of platinum in the form of individual atoms to cleanly and cheaply perform important chemical reactions is reported by Tufts University.


NY Pipeline to go Through Sites Containing Ancient Artifacts

October 12, 2015 9:22 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

Previous digs at construction sites and scientific excavations nearby have produced a wealth of arrowheads, stone tools, pottery shards and campfire remnants dating back as much as 5,000 years.


Shell: Militants Attack Nigerian Flow Station, Kill Guard

October 12, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shell Nigeria says armed militants attacked an oil flow station in the southern Delta and killed a guard, amid fears of a renewed crisis as the country grapples with halved petroleum prices.


Qatar Energy Minister Says Oil Prices Have Bottomed Out

October 12, 2015 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qatar's energy minister says he believes that oil prices have bottomed out ahead of an expected meeting of OPEC members and other oil producers later this month.


4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Cushing, Oklahoma

October 12, 2015 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two moderate magnitude earthquakes shook northern Oklahoma on Saturday, including one near the major oil storage hub of Cushing.


Residents of Contaminated Town Wary of Government Efforts

October 12, 2015 8:55 am | by MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press | Comments

Polluted areas in Navassa include the Estech General Chemical site, where ExxonMobil continues to monitor groundwater; Holding Pond site, a former fertilizer plant; P and W Waste Oil; and the site of the former Cape Fear Meat Packing Plant, a brownfield where the EPA found minimal contamination.


More, Smaller Icebergs Could Show up in Alaska Tanker Lanes

October 12, 2015 8:49 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Icebergs that threaten tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades, according to a study by a citizens oversight group.


Woman Describes Issues at Mine During Trial of Ex-Coal CEO

October 9, 2015 3:36 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Blankenship is charged with conspiring to break mine safety laws and lying to financial regulators about safety practices at Upper Big Branch, in southern West Virginia.


House OKs Lifting 40-Year-Old US Ban on Oil Exports

October 9, 2015 3:16 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.



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