Â European Union antitrust regulators made surprise raids on the offices of drugmakers in several European nations to seek evidence that they struck anticompetitive business deals.
Â Federal officials issued urgent new safety recommendations Wednesday for a Texas oil refinery where 21 tons of deadly acid were released this summer.
Walter Energy Inc. said Friday it plans to close an Alabama fiber plant effective immediately, eliminating 87 jobs, after the business struggled during the recession.
Â Mexican cartels are increasingly going "old school" to keep supplying America with methamphetamine despite an ingredient squeeze.
Faced with water shortages, growing populations and the threat that climate change could make matters worse, governments around the globe have increasingly turned to cloud seeding.
Investigators are blaming a faulty valve for a propane-fueled blaze at a closed Nebraska manufacturing plant that forced thousands of evacuations.
Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to make jet fuel, lubricants and adhesives from plant oils and poultry fat instead of petroleum-based chemicals.
Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO For industrial manufacturers, safety and compliance can sometimes become an â€˜out of sight, out of mind issue'-meaning, it becomes most critical when there is a breach of protocol, or worse, an accident where an employee's safety is put at risk.
MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP)
AMSTERDAM (AP) - An airliner using a 50 percent biofuel mix in one engine has successfully completed a demonstration flight in the Netherlands. Air France-KLM says it was the first flight using biofuel to carry passengers.
OSLO (AP) - Norwegian energy company Statkraft on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first salt power generator, a system which harnesses the energy produced when fresh water and sea water mix.
Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - November 24, 2009 BEIJING - China
EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said Monday.
Interest in biodegradable disposable plastic items has steadily grown over the last decade. With packaging materials, the reduction in usage of raw materials, re-use and recycling are the best route to a sustainable lifestyle.
WASHINGTON (Kyodo) - British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc. is suspending the use of 170,000 doses of its new H1N1 influenza vaccine in Canada given a higher-than-usual rate of reported side effects, Canadian media reported Monday.