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Ohio City Better Prepared to Keep Toxins Out of Tap Water

July 27, 2015 9:47 am | by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press | Comments

Just over $5 million has been spent within the past year at Toledo's drinking water plant that will allow it to quadruple the amount of chemicals needed to get rid of the toxins in the water as it is pumped from the lake.

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New Hunt For Oil in Florida Raises Environmental Concerns

July 27, 2015 9:43 am | by JASON DEAREN, JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | Comments

Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state's regulation of the oil and gas industry.

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Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:36 am | by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press | Comments

The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.

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Study: Coral-Like Structure Successfully Captures Ocean Pollutants

July 24, 2015 4:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chinese researchers developed a new material capable of capturing industrial pollutants found in ocean water, according to a recent report.

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Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall in Laboratory Freezer

July 24, 2015 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An employee of a Salt Lake City medical laboratory has died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer, officials said Friday.

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Mystery Beach Blast in Rhode Island Blamed on Hydrogen Gas

July 24, 2015 4:37 pm | by AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press | Comments

A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas buildup because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday.

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Brazilian Oil Workers go on a 24-hour Strike

July 24, 2015 4:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tens of thousands of workers at Brazil's state-owned Petrobras went on a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday to protest the oil company's plans to sell $15.1 billion worth of assets by the end of next year to help pay off a debt of about $120 billion.

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Re-Trial Date to be Set Next Week For Ex-BP Engineer

July 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week.

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Coke Partners With Startup to Develop Bioplastic Material

July 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.

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California Withholds Findings on Oilfield Contamination

July 24, 2015 9:47 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer | Comments

California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.

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Big 303-Ton Load Reaches Eastman Chemical Site in Longview

July 24, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana has reached its destination — a chemical plant in East Texas.

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Iran Hopes to Develop Nearly 50 Energy Projects Following Lifted Sanctions

July 23, 2015 3:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Iranian officials reportedly hope to develop $185 billion in oil and gas projects within five years in the wake of a historic nuclear agreement.

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Dow Earnings Beat Expectations

July 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Michigan-based chemical giant on Thursday reported net income of $1.1 billion during the quarter, an increase from $882 million in the previous second quarter.

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Environmental Groups Ask Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Suit

July 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by MITCH WEISS, MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

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House Approves Bill to Tweak Coal Ash Standards

July 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.

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