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EPA Sets Limit For Toxic Pollutants Released Into Waterways

September 30, 2015 3:27 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | Comments

The rule will remove 1.4 billion pounds a year of toxic discharge nationwide.


NASA Snow Data Helps Drought-Stricken California, Puts Colorado To Work

September 30, 2015 3:24 pm | by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press | Comments

Colorado will use the NASA data to improve computer modeling for runoff forecasts.


Reports: Passage Of New Fiat Chrysler Labor Contract Unlikely

September 30, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The tentative contract received emphatic rejections by workers at two key plants.


Coke To End Sponsorship Of Dietitians Group

September 30, 2015 3:07 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

This decision will halt one of many outreach efforts on health by the world's biggest soda maker.


Report: Chinese-Made Goods Result In More Carbon Emissions

September 30, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Three universities found that outsourcing production could be accelerating climate change.


Ford Recalls 342,000 Minivans, 37,000 F-150 Trucks

September 30, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Windstar minivans from 1998 through 2003 are undergoing their second recall.


Tesla Finally Debuts The Model X, Introduces Bioweapon Defense Mode

September 30, 2015 2:54 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Here’s everything that happened at Tesla's Model X debut last night. 


Federal Probe: Safety Problems At DuPont Plant Where Four Died

September 30, 2015 2:47 pm | by Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press | Comments

The unit where the workers died did not have adequate ventilation or air monitoring.


Fiat Chrysler Under Investigation For Under-Reporting Deaths And Injuries

September 30, 2015 10:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Fiat Chrysler wouldn't say how many deaths and injuries went unreported.


Every Electron Gets A Byte: Digital Power Plant Makes Electricity Smart

September 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | Comments

This new design can seamlessly integrate data from assets inside the power station.


Shell's Drilling Decision Isn't The End For Arctic Oil Drilling

September 30, 2015 10:03 am | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | Comments

The Arctic Ocean doesn't have any greater protection this week than last week.


Fall Protections, Hazard Communications Top List Of Workplace Safety Violations

September 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The agency's top 10 list was unveiled at the annual congress and expo of the nonprofit National Safety Council in Atlanta.


Three Groups Receive $5.9M To Train Firefighters For Oil Trains

September 30, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials estimate the grants will pay for training for roughly 25,000 firefighters, police and other responders nationwide.


Survey: U.S. Businesses Added Jobs In September At Solid Pace

September 30, 2015 9:48 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that employers added 200,000 jobs this month, up from 180,000 in the previous month. 


Amazon Tests Uber-Like Service For Deliveries

September 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

To deliver one-hour Prime Now packages, Amazon's drivers will use their own cars.


United Auto Workers Threaten Strike At Missouri Ford Factory

September 30, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ford's national contract with the union expired Sept. 14.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises Again In September

September 29, 2015 4:41 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Consumers' assessment of economic conditions hit the highest level in eight years.


Scientists Closing In On Small-Scale Nuclear Fusion

September 29, 2015 2:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nuclear fusion has long been a goal of scientists hoping to replace nuclear fission. 


Rolls Royce, American Airlines Shutting Down Texas Engine Plant

September 29, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The plant is operated by a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies and employs 600 people. 


Duke Energy Settles $7M Deal With North Carolina Over Pollution Allegations

September 29, 2015 2:26 pm | by Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press | Comments

The agreement came as the two sides were preparing courtroom arguments regarding a $25 million fine over groundwater pollution at a Wilmington plant. 



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