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Cleanup To Begin At $50 Million Superfund Site

September 20, 2013 12:08 pm | by Lynne Tuohy, AP | News | Comments

Cleanup at one of New Hampshire's major Superfund pollution sites is moving into high gear. The Beede Site in Plaistow was home for decades to the Beede Waste Oil disposal company, which accepted more than 28 million tons of soil contaminated with oil.

President Obama Takes On Coal With Carbon Limits

September 20, 2013 11:53 am | by Dina Cappiello, AP | News | Comments

Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal.

Fluidized Bed Scrubber for High Efficiency Gas Absorption

September 20, 2013 10:00 am | Bionomic Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bionomic Industries, Inc. has announced availability of their new RotaBed patented “Fluidized Bed” Scrubber for use in acid, gas, and particulate scrubbing in a wide range of process industries.

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Organic Farmer Concerned About 'Fracking'

September 20, 2013 9:12 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Stephen Cleghorn owner, of a 50 acre certified organic farm and goat dairy in Reynoldsville, PA, is concerned about hydraulic fracturing gas drilling activity nearby and how it might affect his animals and the farm he and his wife started in 2005.

Engineering American Energy Independence

September 20, 2013 9:07 am | by Bill Kerney, Contributor | Articles | Comments

Fracking is dramatically increasing the recoverable reserves of America carbon-based energy supplies. but yesterday I just paid $4.15 to fill up my car at the USA gas station in Cardiff, Calif. There is a huge disconnect between supply and the price at the pump.

Deal Opens Wyoming Grouse Habitat To Oil Drilling

September 19, 2013 10:55 am | by Mead Gruver, AP | News | Comments

A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of designated sage grouse habitat in east-central Wyoming. The agreement allows the state to accommodate drilling while sticking with its strategy to keep the birds off the federal endangered species list.

Judge To Review Halliburton's Gulf Deal

September 19, 2013 10:31 am | by Micheal Kunzelman, AP | News | Comments

A federal judge is set to decide whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. District Judge can either accept or reject the company's deal with the Justice Department.

Japan's PM Wants Fukushima Completely Scrapped

September 19, 2013 10:17 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operator of the country's crippled nuclear power plant to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just the four already slated for decommissioning. He also told TEPCO officials to concentrate on tackling pressing issues like radioactive water leaks.

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Cooler Temps Stalls Key Climate Report

September 19, 2013 10:03 am | by Karl Ritter, AP | News | Comments

Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years, even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. There are concerns among governments over how to address the issue.

Ductless Chemical Fume Hood

September 19, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire is pleased to announce the release of Aura ductless chemical fume hoods.

Energy Logger for Electrical Energy Waste

September 19, 2013 10:00 am | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduces the 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger, an intuitive, easy-to-use tool with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities.

Source: Japan Nuke Situation 'Not Under Control'

September 19, 2013 9:11 am | by Euronews | Videos | Comments

A senior official from Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs Japan's troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, recently told reporters that the safety situation at the facility was "not under control," though the company quickly released a statement saying otherwise.

Colorado Floods Could Bring Recharged Soil

September 18, 2013 12:46 pm | by Ivan Moreno & Manuel Valdes, AP | News | Comments

Surging waters in Colorado swept away barns, silos and fences and left houses covered in mud. The flood waters were so powerful they uprooted irrigation pipes and spread them around the fields, leaving lakes next to which cattle now graze. They also brought instant relief to drought-hardened areas, with the promise of moisture restored in deep soils and the possibility of reservoirs refilling to help farmers well into next year.

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Budget Cuts Could Impact BP Settlement

September 18, 2013 12:18 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses has asked a federal judge to reject BP's bid to slash his office's budget by at least $25.5 million. BP attorneys complained in a court filing last week that the agency's operating expense request is excessive and shouldn't be approved.

Former EPA Head Discusses Keystone XL

September 18, 2013 9:12 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Christine Todd Whitman, the former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator appointed by former President George W. Bush, discusses the ongoing fight over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project and its possible future.

13 Arrested in Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

September 17, 2013 11:49 am | News | Comments

Thirteen people were arrested during a protest in downtown Houston in front of the offices of the company that is building the Keystone XL pipeline. Those arrested Monday were part of a group of protesters outside the Houston office of TransCanada Corp.

AFL-CIO Pushes for Pollution Waiver for Ill. Plants

September 17, 2013 11:40 am | News | Comments

A labor coalition wants Illinois' pollution control board to waive pollution controls at coal-fired plants being sold by Ameren Corp. The AFL-CIO is making its position known hours before the Illinois Pollution Control Board is set to meet in Springfield on Tuesday.

Shipper Will Pay for Hawaii Molasses Spill Cleanup

September 17, 2013 11:37 am | by OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief executive of, Matson Navigation Co., the transit company responsible for spilling 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters says the company will fully pay for cleanup and other costs without passing them on to taxpayers or customers.

UT Puts Fracking Research Plan on Hold

September 16, 2013 10:45 am | News | Comments

The University of Tennessee's Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center has momentarily shelved its plan to conduct fracking research at the Cumberland River Research Forest after no oil and gas companies bid on the project.  

U.S. Judge Upholds EPA's Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

September 16, 2013 10:42 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge rejected a bid by farm industry groups to block federal and state pollution limits designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction along waterways and agricultural runoff.

Morrell Meat Processing Plant Pollution Controls to Be Evaluated

September 16, 2013 10:38 am | News | Comments

State officials are optimistic that an inspection later this month will show that upgrades and conservation measures are helping fix water quality issues at the John Morrell & Co. meat processing plant in Sioux Falls. The plant has spent $10 million on upgrades after being cited for numerous wastewater violations.

New U.S. Rules on Coal Emissions Due This Week

September 16, 2013 10:31 am | News | Comments

The coal industry is bracing for new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants fired by coal. The rules are expected to emerge by week's end from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to media reports. 

Ex-U.S. Regulator: Fukushima Cleanup Complicated

September 13, 2013 10:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lake Barrett, a former U.S. nuclear regulator, says cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s wrecked Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led at Three Mile Island and that ongoing radioactive water leaks are a minor part of that task.

LA County: Free Lead Tests for People Near Plant

September 13, 2013 10:44 am | News | Comments

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to offer free blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of residents because of worries over toxic pollution from a battery recycling plant, officials said Thursday.

BP Seeks Cuts in Settlement Program's Budget

September 12, 2013 11:50 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill.  

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