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Lumber Liquidators Paying $10M in Wood Importation Probe

October 8, 2015 8:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lumber Liquidators says it will pay $10 million and plead guilty to five violations of environmental law, including one felony charge, to end a federal investigation into its importation of illegally sourced wood products.


Study: No Fracking Bonanza For California's Monterey Shale

October 7, 2015 8:44 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.

2 Workers Hurt in Fire at Chemical Manufacturing Facility

October 7, 2015 8:41 am | Comments

The Boulder Scientific Company makes chemicals for various industries.


Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Award For Work on DNA Repair

October 7, 2015 8:31 am | by KARL RITTER, Associated Press MALIN RISING, Associated Press | Comments

Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.


Discovery About New Battery Overturns Decades of False Assumptions

October 6, 2015 3:12 pm | by Oregon State University | Comments

New findings at Oregon State University have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery.


US, States Announce Historic Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

October 6, 2015 2:56 pm | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


DuPont Shares Rise as CEO Announces Retirement

October 6, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In May, Dupont shareholders flatly rejected a contentious campaign Trian for seats on the board of the 212-year-old chemical company.


Health Concerns Abound in Aftermath of Flooding

October 6, 2015 2:51 pm | by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Just touching flooded water can lead to health problems due to the presence of oil, chemicals and even sewage.


Chemical Safety Law Gains Momentum In U.S. Senate

October 6, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A vote on the measure in that chamber could come as early as this week, according to reports.


11 Fun Factoids About The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

A look at some interesting nuggets about the history of the famed prize and its role in chemistry.


Pics of The Day: Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks After Colliding With Gas Tanker

October 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The accident happened close to the busy waterway off the port of Zeebrugge which many ships use on their way to Europe's major ports to Rotterdam and Antwerp.


China Wins Long-Sought Nobel Prize in One of The Sciences

October 6, 2015 9:13 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | Comments

For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.


Flame Retardant Breakthrough is Naturally Derived And Nontoxic

October 6, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans.


Parts Sold From Biofuel Plant That Owes Mississippi $79M

October 6, 2015 8:58 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the state is seeking.


Flipping Molecular Attachments Amps up Activity of CO2 Catalyst

October 6, 2015 8:54 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

New understanding may help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming CO2 to useful products.



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