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China is Hoarding Oil

June 4, 2015 4:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

China is cashing in on the falling price of oil. This super tanker is a floating storage facility, holding more than 3 million barrels of crude.

Ghana Petrol Station Blast Kills at Least 90

June 4, 2015 1:08 pm | by ODN News | Comments

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, killed about 90 people, many of whom had sought shelter from torrential rain.

Where Next For Oil Prices?

June 3, 2015 5:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Members of OPEC gather in Vienna on Friday for their twice yearly meeting. What will the meeting reveal about the future of oil prices? David Gurwitz, Managing Director at Charles Nenner Research, predicts when prices will rebound. 


5 Apple Employees Taken to Hospital After Chemical Leak

June 2, 2015 9:40 am | by USA Today | Comments

Five people were treated after a chlorine leak at Apple's data center in Catawba County, North Carolina. They reported feeling dizzy and lightheaded.

Tesla Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Aging Trucks

June 2, 2015 9:30 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Comments

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright wants to make trucks cleaner and greener. His firm Wrightspeed makes electric powertrains for garbage and delivery trucks. It's expanding fast as fleet owners retrofit aging trucks to meet stricter emissions standards.

Hulking Relic of Pa.'s Coal Past Coming Down

May 28, 2015 9:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of giant plants called coal breakers dominated the landscape a century ago, when the coal was widely used to fuel factories and heat homes. The St. Nicholas Breaker remains the last one standing. Now it, too, is being dismantled.

Solar Plane Faces Most Difficult Leg of Journey

May 26, 2015 9:59 am | by BBC News | Comments

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is setting out for the nonstop six-day leg of its journey from Asia to Hawaii.

Ancient Bacteria Sweat Fuel Under New Mexico's Desert Sun

May 22, 2015 3:33 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Under the desert sun of New Mexico, scientists have engineered ancient bacteria to produce carbon-neutral ethanol using just the sun, waste carbon dioxide and non-potable water. The fuel that results could one day be cheaper than oil.


Drone's Eye View of Tesla's Massive Battery Factory

May 22, 2015 9:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Tesla is building what will be the world's largest battery factory. New drone footage taken in the desert of Nevada shows how far construction has moved along.

Turning Cigarette Butts Into Park Benches

May 21, 2015 5:06 pm | by National Geographic | Comments

If the butts are carefully processed, the cellulose acetate inside the filters can be used to make things such as park benches and pallets.

State of Emergency Declared in California Oil Spill

May 21, 2015 10:00 am | by ABC News | Comments

Authorities say as many as 105,000 gallons may have leaked out of a busted pipeline.

Thousands of Gallons of Crude Oil Spilled Along California Coast

May 20, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Authorities along California's central coast are dealing with one of the worst oil spills in years after a ruptured pipeline seeped crude into a storm drain for hours.

Scientists Use Beer Yeast to Boost Chocolate Flavor

May 18, 2015 10:06 am | by Reuters | Comments

Belgium is known for its beer — and its chocolate. Now scientists say if you put the two together, it results in a superior tasting sweet treat.

Massive Oil Rig Floats Into Seattle

May 15, 2015 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Demonstrators on kayaks protested, as a huge oil rig arrived in Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell plans to use the rig for drilling in remote arctic waters off Alaska's coast.

Why Don't We Recycle Styrofoam?

May 14, 2015 5:19 pm | by CEN Online | Comments

In Speaking of Chemistry, host Sophia Cai explains that EPS actually can be recycled, but the prohibitive costs have prompted cities to ban the pesky product instead.


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