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Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis, published in the journal Nature, found that bumblebees exposed to typical farm levels of the common insecticide thiamethoxam visited apple trees less often than bumblebees that were not exposed.


Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

November 23, 2015 9:41 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Comments

Researchers suspect neonic pesticides play some role in reported die-offs and the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder. But they don't know how much.


Despite Oil Bust, Texas Prepares More Students For Oil Jobs

November 23, 2015 9:36 am | by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press | Comments

In Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state's unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties.


Crews Begin Pumping Oil Cargo From Sunken Barge in Lake Erie

November 23, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.


Tenn. Raises Concerns About Proposed Nuclear Landfill

November 23, 2015 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tennessee officials are raising concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy's plans for a new nuclear landfill at Oak Ridge.


Fire in Coal Mine in China Kills 21, Leaves 1 Missing

November 23, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A late-night fire at a coal mine killed 21 people and left one missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, local authorities and state media said Saturday.


Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 20, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A technology executive in the oil and natural gas industry said this week that cyberattacks on exploratory and drilling operations are on the rise.


Study: New England Doesn't Need More Natural Gas Pipelines

November 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | Comments

The New England region does not need additional natural gas pipelines to maintain a reliable flow of energy for the next 15 years, according to a study commissioned by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.


MDU Resources Group Delays Plan For Diesel Refinery in Minot

November 20, 2015 3:20 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Developers of a recently completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are delaying plans for a second factory in the Minot area due to low fuel prices and a slowdown in drilling activity in the state's oil patch.


Russian Military Says Its Bombing Sharply Cut IS Oil Incomes

November 20, 2015 3:16 pm | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | Comments

The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia's defense minister said Friday.


Crack It! Energy From a Fossil Fuel Without Carbon Dioxide

November 20, 2015 9:35 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology.


Iowa Health Department Says Soy Plant Emissions Not a Threat

November 20, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Iowa Department of Public Health says residents and businesses near a Des Moines soy processing plant face no health threat from the facility's emissions.


China Confirms Deadly Coal Mine Attack, Says Suspects Killed

November 20, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The report in Tianshan Net, a news portal run by Communist Party officials in Xinjiang, was the first official confirmation of the bloody Sept. 18 mine attack, which had been reported in some foreign media but was kept tightly under wraps in China.


EPA Plans to Classify Hundreds of Additional Chemicals as Safe

November 20, 2015 9:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators plan to add at least 100 chemicals to its database of substances deemed safe in each of the next several years.



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