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Massive Fire Engulfs Mexican Oil Rig, 4 Dead

April 1, 2015 | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | Comments

A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.

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April 1, 2015 5:24 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Here are some of the new things we’re doing to improve the daily content mix.


Chemist Maps Microbe Activity on Human Skin

April 1, 2015 5:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The research could lead to advances in consumer products, medical science or even criminal justice.


McDonald's Revamps Grilled Chicken to Cut Chemicals

April 1, 2015 4:38 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

McDonald's says it's simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the latest sign the company is rethinking its menu to keep up with changing tastes.


Enviro Tech Chemical Services Dedicates New Facility

April 1, 2015 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Enviro Tech is a chemical company focused on food safety and water treatment. Company officials say the plant will eventually employ more than 80 workers.


ND to Join Wyoming Lawsuit Against Federal Fracking Rules

April 1, 2015 10:43 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands.


Next-Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples And Purple Tomatoes

April 1, 2015 10:35 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.


Agency Affirms Revised Review of Chukchi Sea Petroleum Lease

April 1, 2015 10:29 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government.


Monsanto Donates $4M to Effort to Save Monarch Butterflies

April 1, 2015 9:24 am | by JIM SUHR, Associated Press | Comments

Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.


Albanian Authorities Evacuate Village After Oil Well Blast

April 1, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well.


Researchers Mine Metals From Sewage

March 31, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

In addition to including gold, silver or copper, the treated sewage can also contain palladium, vanadium and other metals used in the making of electronics.


Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles to Drive Increase in Global Hydrogen

March 31, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.


Freedom Industries, State Sign Spill Site Cleanup Agreement

March 31, 2015 3:17 pm | by PAM RAMSEY, Associated Press | Comments

The agreement sets deadlines for Freedom to submit cleanup reports and work plans to the DEP.


New York Court: Drilling Leases Expired Despite State Ban

March 31, 2015 3:12 pm | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press | Comments

The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn't allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.


New Leadership to Take Over Embattled Chemical Safety Board

March 31, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

President Obama previously nominated Vanessa Sutherland, chief counsel for the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to succeed Moure-Eraso. That transition, however, will move up by three months following a slew of controversies under Moure-Eraso's watch.  


Va. Board OKs $361,000 Fine Against CSX For 2014 Derailment

March 31, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CSX also agreed to complete restoration of the river bank in the area of the derailment and monitor the river for any long-term environmental impacts from the incident.



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