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China's Record Criticized as US Congress Mulls Nuclear Pact

July 20, 2015 5:17 pm | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | Comments

China's record on nuclear proliferation is facing congressional criticism as the Obama administration seeks renewal of a 30-year agreement that enables American involvement in China's fast-growing atomic energy industry.

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California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine For Taking Water

July 20, 2015 5:14 pm | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | Comments

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

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State Approves Tar Sands Mine But Requires Water Monitoring

July 20, 2015 5:07 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | Comments

Utah state officials have given the go-ahead for a tar sands mine under construction the eastern flank of the state, but they will require the company to do water and air quality monitoring in a move environmentalists are calling a victory.

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Officials: Oil Train Didn't Speed Before Montana Derailment

July 20, 2015 4:37 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 miles per hour before Thursday's wreck, U.S. Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Matthew Lehner said.

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Halliburton 2Q Profit Falls on Costs Tied to Oil Slowdown

July 20, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton's second-quarter profit dropped as it dealt with some charges tied to the oil market slowdown. But the company's adjusted results easily topped analysts' estimates.

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Halliburton 2Q Profit Falls on Costs Tied to Oil Slowdown

July 20, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton's second-quarter profit dropped as it dealt with some charges tied to the oil market slowdown. But the company's adjusted results easily topped analysts' estimates.

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2 Barges Collide Near Entrance to Houston Channel

July 20, 2015 10:00 am | Comments

A fire erupted on the barge carrying naphtha.

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Oil Refineries, University Top Water Use in Salt Lake City

July 20, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Conservation advocates said the figures show that business and community leaders are being hypocritical in asking residents to use less water while they go through millions of gallons of water.

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Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

July 20, 2015 9:52 am | by JEFF DONN, Associated Press | Comments

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.

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Shrinking Kodak Takes on New Role: Startup Landlord

July 20, 2015 9:47 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | Comments

The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.

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Report: Foods Responsible For Majority of E. coli Outbreaks

July 20, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.

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Dow Chemical Pushes to Reinvent Itself

July 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

At a recent conference, the head of Dow Chemical said that 10 years of increasing emphasis on innovation has resulted in an overhauled enterprise that's "catching up to Silicon Valley.”

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5 Die, 4 Missing in Collapse of Coal Pit Wall in Philippines

July 17, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday.

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Operation Manager Pleads to Pollutants Dumping

July 17, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An oilfield production company employee has pleaded guilty to dumping polluted water into the West Cote Blanche Bay.

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2 Rail Cars Leaking Crude After Oil Train Derails in Montana

July 17, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana and at least two of them were leaking crude, authorities said. 

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