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  • Fracking operators ran up 2.5 violations a day, study shows

    WASHINGTON — Oil and gas drillers ran afoul of regulators on average 2.5 times a day in three energy-intensive states for mistakes such as wastewater spills, well leaks or pipeline ruptures during the boom in hydraulic fracturing. Online records in...
  • Avantor Performance Materials restructuring to affect Phillipsburg operations

    Lehigh Valley-based chemical company Avantor Performance Materials plans to close a European plant and scale back operations at a U.S. facility, a move that could affect operations at its manufacturing plant in Phillipsburg. Avantor will close its...
  • Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

     Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale
    New safety regulations allow upholstered furniture to be made without flame retardants, but consumers may find it difficult to tell whether a retailer's new couches and chairs are free of the toxic, ineffective chemicals. A handful of industry leaders...
  • Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting

    Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting
    Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory. But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
  • Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants
    As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home. One of the world's leading...
  • Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists

    Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists
    Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported that it had documented a dozen instances in which the...
  • The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots

    The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots
    Rachel Carson's three lyrical books on the sea made her an acclaimed author, but 1962's "Silent Spring" — the title conjuring a world without birdsong — made her a heroine. Her clear passages describing DDT and chemical contaminants'...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
  • New dating site uses DNA to make love connection

    New dating site uses DNA to make love connection
    There are dozens of online dating sites to help you in your quest to find "the one," but a new website is offering up a unique way to find that special someone.  Just make sure you don't end up dating a relative.  SingldOut.com claims to be the...
  • Lehigh Valley courting foreign investment

    Lehigh Valley courting foreign investment
    Taizhou Fuling Plastics' headquarters is in one of southeastern China's most important industrial zones. The coastal city of Wenling, with a population of more than 1.4 million, is part of Zhejiang Province, a rising player in China's economic...
  • Food toxins linked to obesity

    There are many factors behind the rising rate of obesity, such as the increased intake of highly processed foods and lower physical activity. But scientists also are exploring less obvious connections, such as stress, sleep deprivation, and even the...