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Motorist Sets Lighter to Spider at Gas Station, Burns Pump

September 28, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas pump by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door.


CEO in Deadliest US Mine Accident in 4 Decades Facing Trial

September 28, 2015 9:35 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

If he's convicted, it would be a rare instance where a CEO faces prison time.


Shell Says it Will Cease Alaska Offshore Arctic Drilling

September 28, 2015 9:28 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

The announcement was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue.


Harvard Battery System Could Challenge Tesla in Energy Storage Market

September 25, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A new flow battery developed by Harvard University scientists could make solar and wind power dramatically more cost-effective.


Drinking Water Systems Imperiled by Failing Infrastructure

September 25, 2015 3:07 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | Comments

Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa's capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state's famously rich farmland.


UK Energy Firm Drax Pulls Out of Carbon-Capture Project

September 25, 2015 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

British power company Drax Group PLC says it is abandoning a project to capture and store carbon from a coal-fueled power plant, a major setback for the technology in Britain.


A Look at Some Contaminants Regulated in Drinking Water

September 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil.


Optical Fiber System Could Improve Chemical Analysis

September 25, 2015 10:07 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A system developed by a Texas A&M University engineer could revolutionize the process of identifying and evaluating chemicals.


Delaware City Oil Refinery Restarts Unit Damaged by Fire

September 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PBF Energy has reported that it has completed the repair and restart of an 82,000 barrel per day refining unit that had been crippled by fire Aug. 21.


EPA to Change Diesel Tests to Thwart VW-Like Cheating

September 25, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will make sweeping changes in the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven years.


Judge Refuses to Dismiss 1st Test Case Against DuPont

September 25, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has refused to dismiss one of two test cases that could potentially help settle thousands of similar lawsuits against chemical giant DuPont.


Could a Safety Regulation Crisis Derail Chemical Distributions?

September 24, 2015 5:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley said that Congress should work toward implementing a "workable deadline" and warned that the current policy could "send a shock wave through our economy."


Army Halts Chemical Weapons Destruction in Colorado

September 24, 2015 5:15 pm | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

The Army uses the chamber to explode and neutralize shells containing mustard agent.


EU: Russia-Ukraine Talks on Gas Supplies to Resume

September 24, 2015 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russia and Ukraine will resume talks Friday aimed at trying to clinch a deal guaranteeing that Ukraine will receive shipments of Russian natural gas this winter.


Residents Voice Concerns Over Des Moines Plant Expansion

September 24, 2015 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Neighbors of a soybean processing plant in Des Moines say they're concerned about plans to expand the facility, which already is the largest producer of hazardous air pollution in Polk County.



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