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Emotions High For Mine Victim Families in Ex-Coal CEO Trial

November 18, 2015 6:15 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Sitting in court since early October, spectator Judy Jones Petersen has heard plenty from the defense about a former coal CEO's safety concerns but not much about how 29 men died — including her brother — in a fiery mine blast under that executive's watch.


New Water-Based Superglue Could Improve Industrial, Medical Adhesives

November 17, 2015 9:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that a new synthetic substance comprised mostly of water is, in fact, stronger than the most advanced existing adhesives.


Iran to Boost Oil Exports After Sanctions Are Lifted

November 17, 2015 8:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran said Tuesday it will export an additional 500,000 barrels of oil a day after sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal in a bid to reclaim its market share despite low prices.


Air Liquide Offers to Buy Airgas in Deal Worth About $10.3B

November 17, 2015 8:50 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Air Liquide offer comes more than four years after Airgas fended off a lengthy takeover bid from another rival, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.


EPA Intends Tougher Downwind Air-Pollution Rule in 23 States

November 17, 2015 8:46 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.


Statoil Announces it Will Exit Alaska Offshore Exploration

November 17, 2015 8:14 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

A second major oil company has abandoned plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Alaska.


Retrofitting Nearing Completion at Nebraska Biodiesel Plant

November 17, 2015 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Retrofitting is nearing completion and tests are underway at the Beatrice biodiesel plant in southeast Nebraska that's yet to produce any fuel.


Fracking Chemicals Led to Warehouse Fire, Evacuation

November 17, 2015 7:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Workers at a warehouse were pouring hydraulic fracturing chemicals into a production tank Tuesday when a fire started.


Homes Evacuated, 4 Injured at Chemical Warehouse Fire

November 17, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large, smoky chemical warehouse fire near Pittsburgh has forced residents from about 70 nearby homes and injured four people.


Japan Fuel Reprocessing Plant Delayed Again, Until 2018

November 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of Japan's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said Monday it was postponing the opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators' lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades.


Colorado Governor Orders Pesticide-Tainted Pot Destroyed

November 16, 2015 3:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper called marijuana treated with certain pesticides a "threat to public safety" and said it should be destroyed.


Space Mining Could Become Legal Very Soon

November 16, 2015 3:28 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Last week, the Space Act of 2015 passed in the Senate with unanimous approval to the delight of many in the scientific community.


Chemical Safety Board Might Postpone New Investigations

November 16, 2015 3:05 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

It’s been a tough year for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, the federal agency charged with investigating accidents at chemical plants.


More Repairs Ordered For Pipe After California Oil Spill

November 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the California coast this year was ordered Friday to purge a neighboring line and make repairs so it doesn't fail.


Hershey Kisses Artificial Flavors Goodbye in Some Chocolates

November 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | Comments

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet.



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