National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opening investigations into possible power steering problems in Mazda3 passenger cars and BMW Z4 sports cars.
The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.
Watson Pharmaceuticals completed its acquisition of the U.S. rights to a Columbia Laboratories' progesterone drug in a deal that could be worth more than $92.5 million.
Commerce Department said Friday that orders for manufactured goods decreased 1.4 percent in May, the biggest drop since March 2009.
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The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency says last year was the first since 1992 that registered no growth in carbon emissions from fossil fuels, cement production and the chemical industry, the main sources of greenhouse gases.
Federal regulators said Wednesday they have found high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in trinkets that were distributed for free to children at some doctor and dentist offices over the past five years.
The Blowout Prevent Act would require regulations for high-risk wells that could lead to substantial harm to public health and the environment in the event of a blowout.
In Washington, as skirmishing continues over the shape of energy legislation this year, the probability is looming that Republican opposition to a price on carbon may derail cap-and-trade in all sectors except the power industry, where the imposition of a carbon cap-and-trade system may kick off a competition for biomass that would derail some biofuels business models.
About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.
A list of chemicals provided to The Associated Press after a blowout at a natural gas well inadvertently included all chemicals used at well sites, not just those injected into wells.
The Coast Guard and EPA are setting new standards for how BP and its contractors should test and track the garbage generated by the ongoing spill.
"It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill are now being burned alive," said AWI President, Cathy Liss. "They are critically endangered and must be protected."
The report questions the validity of some of the largest projects funded by the U.N.-managed Clean Development Mechanism, a $2.7 billion market in heat-trapping gases.