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Tensions Build Over Whether Paris Climate Deal is Binding

November 12, 2015 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's leadership is bristling at U.S. resistance to making a global climate accord under negotiation in Paris next month legally binding.


Report: Many Oil Train Bridges Decrepit And Potentially Dangerous

November 12, 2015 2:41 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Since 2008, oil train traffic across America has grown by a whopping 5,000 percent.


Pics of The Day: Which Chemical Made This Parking Lot Look Like it Was Covered in Snow?

November 12, 2015 9:44 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Earlier this week, a chemical overflowed from a silo in a parking lot in New Holland, Pa. and unleashed a blanket of white dust that looked like snow.


As Total US Crude Oil Imports Fall, Canada’s Import Supply Share Rises

November 12, 2015 9:38 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

As of August, Canada provided 45 percent of all crude oil imports to the United States, almost three times as much as all Persian Gulf countries combined.


Revolutionary New Weapon in Air Pollution Fight

November 12, 2015 9:15 am | by RMIT University | Comments

People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia.


Alarm Over Delhi Pollution Doesn't Stop Diwali Fireworks

November 12, 2015 9:10 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press | Comments

The fireworks have fizzled. The festival lights are coming down. What's left of the Hindu holiday of Diwali in the Indian capital — already considered the world's most polluted — is a toxic haze that has residents gagging for oxygen and hiding indoors.


CP: Broken Rail Caused Oil Train Derailment in Wisconsin

November 12, 2015 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The railroad said Wednesday the defect was not visible to the naked eye.


Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated With Microplastics

November 12, 2015 9:03 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are showing up in bodies of water around the world, and are accumulating in aquatic creatures, including fish and shellfish.


Solenis to Acquire Quimatec Produtos Químicos

November 11, 2015 11:04 am | by Solenis | Comments

The transaction is expected to close by year end.


Microbes Map Path Toward Renewable Energy Future

November 11, 2015 9:43 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists find a surprise in how Cyanothece creates hydrogen.


New National Park Marks Development of Nuclear Bomb

November 11, 2015 8:50 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

 The park will tell the story of the three important historical sites and bring greater awareness of the development of nuclear energy and weapons to a worldwide audience.


9 Companies, 44 People Indicted in NY Heating Oil Fraud Case

November 11, 2015 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York City officials say nine companies and 44 individuals have been indicted following a long-term investigation into widespread fraud in the heating oil business.


BASF Revamp Creates 2 New Units: Paper And Oilfield Chemicals

November 10, 2015 3:17 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

In an effort to streamline its vast portfolio, BASF has announced that it will create two new business units – one for paper and water, the other for oilfield and mining chemicals.


Small Southern Illinois Village Braces For Coal Mine Closure

November 10, 2015 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Residents of the small southern Illinois village of Galatia are bracing for the fallout of the closure of a coal mine planned next year.


20 Years After Activist Hangs, Oil Pollution Blights Nigeria

November 10, 2015 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Twenty years after a Nigerian military regime hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution.



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