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Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered Off California Coast

April 20, 2015 9:35 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

The Navy used the vessel to study nuclear decontamination before scuttling it in 1951.

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Utah's Oldest Coal-Fired Power Plant Shut Down

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

Rocky Mountain Power shut down its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant near Helper on Wednesday, a day before stricter federal mercury-pollution rules took effect.

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OSHA Cites Plastics Company That Makes Fracking Equipment

April 17, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

OSHA said the company failed to provide employees with a safety plan despite storing up to 1,900 pounds of a flammable formaldehyde solution.

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Judge Tosses Lumber Liquidators Lawsuit

April 17, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Environmental group Global Community Monitor announced that a defamation lawsuit brought by Lumber Liquidators had been dismissed.

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Iraqi Forces Recapture 2 Towns From IS Near Crucial Refinery

April 17, 2015 10:47 am | by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press | Comments

Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery Friday as part of ongoing operations to secure the rest of Salahuddin province following the recapturing of Tikrit, a senior Iraqi military official said.

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TVA Completes Purchase of Mississippi Natural Gas Plant

April 17, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority has purchased a 700-megawatt natural gas plant in Ackerman, Mississippi.

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Algeria Sees Leadership Vacuum in Face of Oil Challenges

April 17, 2015 10:39 am | by AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press | Comments

Algeria is a major supplier of natural gas to Europe and a lynchpin of stability bordering Mali and Libya, two hotbeds of radical Islamic groups.

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Secrecy Shrouds Decade-old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

April 17, 2015 10:35 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JEFF DONN, Associated Press | Comments

Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

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Los Alamos Radiation Release Could Have Been Prevented

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board.

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Pesticide That Hurt 4 in Virgin Islands Also in Puerto Rico

April 17, 2015 9:23 am | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | Comments

Officials said documents suggest methyl bromide may have been improperly applied in various locations in Puerto Rico.

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Apple Invests in China Solar Project, US Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 5:26 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions — initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups like Greenpeace.

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EPA Official Takes Issue With Chemical Reform Bill

April 16, 2015 5:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Critics alleged industry groups could seek evaluations of less risky substances in an effort to halt probes into more dangerous chemicals.

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Study: 'All-Natural' Preservative Includes Synthetic Ingredients

April 16, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Saginaw Valley State University tested a preservative based on kimchi, a traditional Korean combination of fermented cabbage and radish.

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Officials Find Dozens Of Chemicals In Oregon Waterways

April 16, 2015 5:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from the state's Department of Environmental Quality collected water samples from 177 rivers, streams and estuaries, then tested for the presence of more than 500 chemicals ranging from industrial compounds and pesticides to banned substances and consumer products.  

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Arizona Puts an End to Local Bans on Plastic Bags

April 16, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bill also bans local governments from requiring businesses to disclose their energy consumption.

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