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Report: US Carbon Emissions From Electricity Expected to Increase

May 19, 2015 5:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The most conservative projection showed carbon dioxide levels from the nation's power sector rising by 2 percent between 2013 and 2040.


Texas Ban on Local Fracking Restrictions Signed into Law

May 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The move ends months-long efforts by the oil industry and its supporters to curb local authority over oil and gas drilling.


Yale Scientists Develop New, Cheaper Catalysts for Industrial Chemicals

May 19, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

In the latest edition of the journal ACS Catalysis, Yale chemists detailed the production of catalysts based on palladium.


Feds Propose Multi-Pronged Plan to Bolster Decline in Bees

May 19, 2015 9:49 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency will step up studies into the safety of widely used neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been temporarily banned in Europe.


Duke Plans to Build Natural Gas-Fired Plant in Asheville

May 19, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The project also includes installing solar generation at the site. It should be complete by the end of 2019.


OSHA: Better Safety Measures Could Have Saved DuPont Workers Killed By Gas

May 18, 2015 4:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Had the company assessed the dangers involved, or trained their employees on what to do if the ventilation system stopped working, they might have had a chance," OSHA chief David Michaels said in a statement.


Proposed Methane-Processing Plant Converts Cow Manure to Gas

May 18, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lincoln Renewable Gas has proposed bringing a methane-processing plant to Salisbury that would supply 40 percent of Middlebury College's heating needs.


Discovery Opens Door For Homemade Morphine, Painkillers

May 18, 2015 4:08 pm | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

The scientists used genetically engineered yeast to convert sugar to a chemical that's a precursor to morphine.


9 Oil Well Deaths Lead to Warning About Inhaling Chemicals

May 18, 2015 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal officials have issued a warning about the danger of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers in the past five years.


Scientists: Chemicals Used to Clean Oil Spills Poorly Understood

May 18, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The infamous Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 prompted the release of dispersants both at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and at unprecedented sea depths.


Wyoming Refiners Not Seeing Much Benefit From Low Oil Prices

May 18, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major firms like Exxon Mobile and BP have benefited from refining profits, but president of Wyoming Refinery Co. James Runyan says the company only broke even for the quarter.


Chemical Leak in Northern China Kills 8, Injures 2

May 18, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The leak occurred Saturday morning at a plant belonging to the Ruixing chemical company.


Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Deal on Flame Retardant Ban

May 18, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Minnesota is one step closer to enacting the nation's strictest ban on fire retardant chemicals.


US Industrial Output Falls For 5th Month on Lower Drilling

May 15, 2015 10:52 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The cutbacks by energy companies likely contributed to a drop in the production of industrial machinery, which fell 0.9 percent, its second straight decline. 


EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into Air

May 15, 2015 10:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The incinerator exposed those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.



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