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Obama Talks Oil-Train Safety in Oregon Television Interview

February 27, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama said the federal government plans to strengthen regulations regarding oil train safety.

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Ag Secretary: Smartphones Could Tell Buyers What's in Food

February 26, 2015 4:43 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone.

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Nebraska Judge Agrees to Halt Condemnations For Keystone XL

February 26, 2015 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary order to stop a Canadian company from seizing access to land in one eastern county to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs

February 26, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The suit alleges the food contains propylene glycol, which it says is an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze, and mycotoxins, a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.

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North Dakota Coal Production Increases 4 Percent in 2014

February 26, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota is known for its booming oil fields, but coal mining in the state also is a healthy industry.

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Industry Group Issues Warning For Fracking Vapors: 'One Breath Could be Death'

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | Comments

Regulators are reportedly investigating four deaths on the Bakken range since 2010 that could be linked to vapor exposure, though none have been officially attributed to that cause.

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Manhattan Project Physicist Ralph Nobles Dies at 94

February 25, 2015 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according to his daughter. He was 94.

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Top Russian Official: Western Sanctions Threaten Oil Output

February 25, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The chairman of the Russian Security Council says Western sanctions are threatening the country's oil and gas industry.

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Study: Common Flame Retardants Linked to Obesity, Liver Problems

February 25, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Ino | Comments

The research involved polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, which are synthetic flame retardants found in couches, carpet padding, electronics and other common household items.

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Rusted Can of Zyklon B Poison Gas Found in Germany

February 25, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Workers clearing a small garden in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled "Zyklon B" — the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps.

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"Oil Company Death List" Report Reveals 19 Energy Companies in Danger

February 25, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | Comments

A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.

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Obama to Veto Keystone XL Pipeline

February 24, 2015 2:22 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Fracking Regulation Debate Heats up Colorado

February 24, 2015 2:17 pm | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

Similar battles are playing out in other states, but it's especially intense in Colorado, which has abundant oil and gas, a deep-rooted belief in property rights and a strong environmental movement.

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BASF And Yara Announce New Ammonia Plant in Freeport

February 24, 2015 10:10 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The plant will tap into what some industry forecasters have predicted will be a burgeoning ammonia market in the coming years, with global capacity reaching nearly 250 million tons by 2018.

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Missouri Bill Would Stop Cities From Banning Plastic Bags

February 24, 2015 8:36 am | by SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press | Comments

A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment.

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Chevron Pulls Out of Shale Gas Exploration in Romania

February 23, 2015 5:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company began drilling for shale gas at its exploration well in northeastern Romania in 2014, a project that drew protests. It is also ending its three other concessions in Romania.

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