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Scientists Outline Research Wish List For Nuclear Energy

March 6, 2015 2:39 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

The findings outlined by the six groups are meant to guide decisions on what research to fund.

Study of Tibetan Ice Shows Chemical Regulations Are Effective

March 5, 2015 4:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers called the results "encouraging" and noted the study showed international agreements and chemical bans can gradually "reduce the prevalence of toxic chemicals."

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Researchers Analyze Beer Lost at Sea for 170 Years

March 5, 2015 3:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Finnish and German researchers conducted a chemical analysis of beer lost during a 19th century shipwreck, which they believe is the oldest sample ever subjected to testing.

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Humans Adapted to Arsenic

March 4, 2015 10:47 am | by Molecular Biology and Evolution | Comments

High up in the high Andes mountains of Argentina, researchers have identified the first evidence of a population uniquely adapted to tolerate the toxic chemical arsenic.

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US Running Out of Room to Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?

March 3, 2015 4:25 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

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Fractured States: Why Shale Has Some New Yorkers Talking About Secession

March 3, 2015 9:36 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

According to local media, a “move is afoot” among some New York residents to secede from the state and join Pennsylvania, where the controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas has bolstered the local economy.

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Are Emulsifiers Making People Fatter?

March 2, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A recently published study by university researchers links common food additives to gastrointestinal problems and obesity in mice.

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Researchers: Monitor Oat Facilities For Mold Toxin

March 2, 2015 11:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Food scientists reported that oat-based breakfast cereals were more likely than other cereals to contain elevated levels of ochratoxin A, a common mold-related toxin linked to kidney cancer in animal studies.

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By The Numbers: Manufacturing Group Says EPA Ozone Proposal Still Too Costly

February 27, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers lowered its projected price tag for a new limit on ground-level ozone, but said it would remain the costliest regulation in U.S. history. Here's how the numbers shake out.

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Illinois Plan Would Aid Exelon Nuclear Plants

February 27, 2015 1:33 pm | by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer | Comments

Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear power plants could close unless consumers chip in to reward them for producing environmentally-friendly electricity.

Energy, Manufacturing Companies Look To Women To Address Skills Gap

February 26, 2015 4:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Attracting more women to the STEM fields could also help address the ongoing skills gap in manufacturing. Women represent more than 46 percent of the overall U.S. labor force, but they comprise just less than one quarter of workers in durable goods manufacturing, according to research by the Manufacturing Institute.

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Governors Looking to Expand Renewable Energy, Natural Gas

February 26, 2015 9:58 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | Comments

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

Oil Boom's End Threatens Pain For Much of Latin America

February 25, 2015 11:29 am | by JACOBO G. GARCIA, Associated Press | Comments

Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses, international pop stars and vanity art projects such as the biblical-themed arch that towers over these sweltering grasslands.

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Antarctica: Mystery Continent Holds Key to Mankind's Future

February 24, 2015 3:29 pm | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | Comments

The ice tells how levels of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas, have fluctuated over hundreds of thousands of years. This is also the place where a hole in the ozone layer, from man-made refrigerants and aerosols, periodically parks for a couple months and causes trouble. 

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Oil Slump Threatens Easy Life of Affluent Norwegians

February 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by MARK LEWIS, Associated Press | Comments

Already 10,000 workers have been laid off. It's the start of what economists are predicting will be a long recession in the energy industry.

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