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Pics of The Day: Smoke From NJ Warehouse Fire Visible From Space

July 23, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large warehouse fire fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.

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Idle Plant in Grant Parish to Reopen as Ammonia Facility

July 23, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Lithuania-based company plans to spend $265 million to reopen an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish as an ammonia manufacturing plant.

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Shell Gets Permits For Limited Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters

July 23, 2015 9:31 am | by KEVIN FREKING, DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Chemical Spills

July 22, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A trio of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a lack of regulations for chemicals released by industrial facilities.

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Study: E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Traditional Smokes

July 22, 2015 4:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology analyzed commercial samples of liquids produced for e-cigarettes.

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Convent Coal Export Terminal Sells For $412 million

July 22, 2015 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SunCoke Energy Partners LP will expand into handling coal exports with the $412 million acquisition of Convent Marine Terminal, one of the Gulf Coast's largest export facilities.

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Prosecutors Want Guilty Plea Hearing For W.Va. Exec in Spill

July 22, 2015 4:23 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to schedule a guilty plea hearing for the top executive charged in a massive chemical spill last year.

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Nuclear Company's Bid to Build 3rd Reactor Officially Over

July 22, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a company's bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant is officially over.

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CSX Provides Update on W.Va. Oil Train Derailment Cleanup

July 22, 2015 10:24 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Comments

CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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State Regulators Look at Cost of Retiring Coal Plants

July 22, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Washington utility regulators say they are looking into how much it would cost to retire Puget Sound Energy's two older coal-fired electric generating plants in Colstrip, Montana.

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Scientists Study The Carbon Footprint of Almond Farming

July 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis examined greenhouse gas emissions and the use of almond byproducts for renewable power.

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New Chemical Structures Could Improve Fuel Gases, Carbon Capture

July 22, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The zeolites — or semi-porous solids — rapidly absorb carbon dioxide from biogas and natural gas.

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Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have no Choice

July 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writers | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice.

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EU to Ban Common Chemical in Textile Imports

July 21, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

EU states banned the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates in textile manufacturing more than 10 years ago, but the latest measure also includes clothing imported into member nations.

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Death Toll of Fire at Japanese Plant in Indonesia Rises to 17

July 21, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The fire broke out on July 10 when a gas explosion occurred at the aerosol production line area of the factory, located in the town of Bekasi in West Java Province.

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