Companies that sold lead-based paint have appealed a judge's decision denying them reimbursement for the cost of defending themselves.
A Huntington man has pleaded guilty to negligently releasing a hazardous pollutant into the city's sewer system.
Prosecutors said Kexue Huang passed on insecticide information valued at more than $100 million to Hunan Normal University while he worked for Dow Chemical.
The federal government declared the new leaks insignificant and forged ahead with BP's plan for finally sealing the hole in the ocean floor.
The pace and geographic concentration of wind development, coupled with wild output swings, are overwhelming the grid and outstripping its ability to use the power or send it elsewhere.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil imports were still restricted at the major Chinese port of Dalian on Tuesday following a fire and oil slick, while China recruited an additional 500 fishing boats to help with the clean-up.
Ants use chemical cues to recognise their own nest-mates and eggs, and avoid being tricked by parasite ant species. But when there are no parasites, hosts seem to stop producing so many cues and aren't so good at recognising their own mates.
WAKO, Japan (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it would launch a plug-in hybrid and battery electric model in 2012 and mapped out other plans to put greener vehicles on the road as rivals catch up with more fuel-efficient cars.
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Computer simulations designed to investigate the so-called indium/gallium puzzle have highlighted a new way of increasing the efficiency of CIGS thin-film solar cells.
A new study has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.
Microbes boast a broader and more diverse array of metal-driven chemical processes than scientists imagined. In fact, most have yet to be discovered, according to a first-of-its-kind technique that catalogs all of the metals in a microbe. The method could lead to innovative clean energy...
MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), may one day offer hope for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even people for whom other treatments have failed. Clinical trial suggests that MDMA can be administered to subjects with PTSD without evidence of harm and could offer sufferers...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department issued its first shallow-water drilling permit since offshore exploration companies were required to meet two sets of new safety regulations in response to the BP oil spill, a department official said on Monday.
HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - BP Plc can keep its blown-out Gulf of Mexico well capped for at least another day, after it was determined that nearby seepage was not related to the leak, a U.S. official said on Monday.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a West Virginia DuPont plant for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals.Monday's citations and $43,000 fine followed OSHA's investigation into a series of leaks at DuPont's Belle plant in January.One worker died after being...