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Smithsonian Series Chronicles Lives of Oil Patch Residents

April 24, 2015 | by REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press | Comments

A documentary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

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Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 4:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers found that soy lecithin — which is included in a wide array of food products as a surfactant — disperses oil as well or better than two commonly used commercial substances.


Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

April 24, 2015 9:40 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

The recalls are unusual: Listeria is rarely found in ice cream because it can't grow at freezing temperatures.


US Announces Plans to Reduce Agricultural Carbon Emissions

April 24, 2015 9:24 am | by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press | Comments

The efforts aim to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, boost carbon capture and storage and come with various enticements, including grants, low-interest loans and technical assistance.


DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings.  


NY Mill Scraps Pipeline, Gets Gas by Truck

April 23, 2015 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says it will use its "virtual pipeline" consisting of compressor stations on natural gas pipelines and a fleet of compressed natural gas trailers.


Desert Shrub Could Become Alternative Rubber Source

April 23, 2015 4:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Rubber companies are increasingly looking to a North American desert shrub as a potential alternative to rubber imported from Southeast Asia.  


Home Depot to Eliminate Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

April 23, 2015 4:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The world's largest home improvement chain is phasing out the use of potentially harmful chemicals in its vinyl flooring.


IDBS And ChemAxon Partnership Harnesses Leading Biology And Chemistry Expertise

April 23, 2015 3:00 pm | by Metia | Comments

The strategic technology deal strengthens IDBS’ single R&D data management platform.


Regulators Inch Closer to Final Decision on Coal Power Plant

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

The future of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest rests in the hands of state regulators.


Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over a Dozen Areas in US

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.


Officials Seek Answers After Chemical Spill in Ohio

April 23, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Local officials are seeking answers after a chemical spill at an injection well facility threatened a northeast Ohio township's water supply.


Companies to Re-Evaluate Proposed Cracker Plant in W.Va.

April 22, 2015 4:57 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brazilian petrochemical company Odebrecht and plastics maker Braskem say they will re-evaluate an ethane cracker they proposed to build in West Virginia.


EU Charges Russia's Gazprom Gas Giant With Market Abuse

April 22, 2015 4:54 pm | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press | Comments

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom is strong-arming customer nations ranging from Estonia to Bulgaria, where it sometimes almost fully controls the gas market, by setting unfair pricing and contract restrictions.


BPA Risk to Newborns May be Overplayed

April 22, 2015 4:49 pm | by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Comments

A study of days-old infants shows an innate ability to clear the controversial compound used in plastics from the body.


Critics Question Gulf Drilling Activity Five Years After BP Spill

April 22, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Energy companies are delving deeper below the ocean's surface to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico despite lingering questions about the industry's safety standards.



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