| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:38 AM
One home has been evacuated near Coralwood Nursery in Apopka, where hazmat crews are investigating an active propane gas leak, officials said.
The plant nursery is located in the 4600 block of Ondich Road, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
TAVARES — "Blue Rhino" became part of the lexicon locally a year ago tonight when an explosion at the propane-tank plant shattered a quiet night.
A sensational fireball lit up the sky after the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m., and...
| Jul 29, 2014
The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water.
At least three of the oil tankers were...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:01 PM
An 18-year-old high school student in Arizona has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high school girls, and authorities continued to plead Friday for any additional victims to come forward.
Tyler Kost was...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling...
| Apr 17, 2014
Re "The boundaries of Boston Strong," Opinion, April 14
What a brave piece for Susan Brenneman to write ahead of the Boston Marathon.
Not to lessen the tragedy that was last year's race, but as a U.S. citizen, one must realize that what to us was an...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.
No injuries were immediately reported among the plant's 42 employees or anyone in Opal, about...