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March 17, 2015 5:29 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
“Whenever there’s a high-magnitude incident, a lot of people ask, ‘Why didn’t we see this coming? Why was [the plant] built so close to houses?’” Scott Harris recently told Chem.Info. “It’s not a well understood community issue.”
March 17, 2015 11:36 am
HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.
March 17, 2015 10:38 am
ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press
Keurig, the single-serve coffee industry's leader, produced enough plastic coffee pods last year to circle the earth more than 10 times, according to one analyst's estimate, often cited by Keurig's critics
March 16, 2015 11:10 am
Andy Szal, Digital Reporter
Supporters said modified plants are safe and have the potential to feed a growing population; opponents questioned their potential impact on both the environment and on public health.
March 13, 2015 2:38 pm
Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?
March 13, 2015 9:44 am
Univ. of Washington
Univ. of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.
March 13, 2015 9:40 am
Andy Szal, Digital Reporter
The researchers said the system could find cracks in important structures such as pipelines, aircraft engines and power plants. Further development of the technology could also improve medical imaging and seismology.
March 12, 2015 11:37 am
MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River, even as most of the spilled oil remains unrecovered.
March 12, 2015 9:57 am
Andy Szal, Digital Reporter
The controversy comes amid ongoing tension between environmentalists and the administration of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over fracking, which accounts for about one-fifth of California’s oil production. Protests — including a rally that drew thousands in Brown's hometown of Oakland last month--called for Brown to ban fracking outright.
March 10, 2015 3:04 pm
Andy Szal, Digital Reporter
The wastewater, called brine, contains high levels of salt and toxic organic compounds that could impact local water supplies if not properly contained. 
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