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Old Colorado Mine Leaks 4,500 Gallons of Orange Water

September 24, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a leak from an old Colorado mine sent 4,500 gallons of orange water into a creek.


EPA Hears Widely Different Views on Methane Emission Threat

September 24, 2015 9:55 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.


Southeast Minnesota Ethanol Plant Considers $146M Expansion

September 24, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A farmer-owned cooperative is considering an expansion at its ethanol plant in southeastern Minnesota that would cost an estimated $146 million.


Paint Stripping Chemical Blamed For Causing Sudden Death

September 24, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"People have died, it poses this cancer threat … and everybody knows it’s a bad chemical, and yet nobody does anything,” said Katy Wolf of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance.


Report: Farmers Forced to Adjust as Weeds Acclimate to Roundup

September 24, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Roundup originally allowed farmers to cheaply and easily obliterate weeds in their fields while Monsanto crops — engineered to resist the chemical — grew unimpeded.


VW CEO Steps Down Over Emissions Scandal

September 23, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Volkswagen's CEO resigned Wednesday amid the crisis over the company cheating on U.S. emissions tests.


Oil Company Officials Laud Findings on Crude Oil Volatility

September 23, 2015 12:22 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | Comments

Preliminary research and comments by several federal agencies on the volatility of crude oil from North Dakota shows that Bakken crude has been unfairly singled out in safety discussions, oil industry representatives said Tuesday.


Contracts Awarded For Proposed Oil Pipeline Across Iowa

September 23, 2015 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company proposing to build an oil pipeline across Iowa has awarded construction contracts for some of the work.


Newly Developed Film Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

September 23, 2015 12:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Currently, solar panels' capacity to convert photons in light into electricity is diminished as they become hotter.


Breaking Keystone Silence, Clinton Says She Opposes Pipeline

September 23, 2015 10:09 am | by KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press | Comments

The Democratic presidential candidate said she decided to speak out after concluding the ongoing debate over whether the pipeline should be built had become a distraction to larger efforts to fight climate change.


Bangladesh Says it Meets US Factory Safety Conditions

September 23, 2015 10:06 am | by JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press | Comments

Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers' rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost in 2013 after two disasters killed 1,500 garment workers.


Halliburton Pays More Than $18 Million in Back Overtime

September 23, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halliburton has agreed to pay almost $18.3 million in back overtime to more than 1,000 employees to settle a wage and hour case brought by the U.S. Labor Department.


New York City Cherry Company Pleads Guilty in Marijuana Case

September 23, 2015 9:53 am | by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press | Comments

A company that touts itself as one of the largest manufacturers of cocktail cherries in the United States and had a secret marijuana growing operation in its basement pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal and environmental charges.


Argentina Suspends Some Barrick Operations After Spill

September 23, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Argentine judge investigating a cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine has temporarily suspended some operations by the world's largest gold mining company until the cause can be determined.


Researchers Shed Light on Alternative Process For Making Ethylene

September 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A team of Swiss and French university researchers recently discovered new details about the conversion of methanol into the common feedstock chemical ethylene.



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