• Refinery explosion Feb 4

    Philadelphia Refinery Explosions Seen From Facility Cameras

    Cameras inside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery caught on video the massive blasts early June 21 from just yards away.

  • Captain Nov 29, 2019

    Fire Continues at Texas Plant; 50,000 Under Evacuation Order

    More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there.

  • facebook Nov 28, 2019

    3 Hurt at Texas Chemical Plant Hit by 2 Massive Explosions

    Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. Officials say they have no estimate for...

  • BOSTON Nov 8, 2019

    Worker Dies in Chemical Incident at Buffalo Wild Wings

    A worker died Thursday in a chemical incident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington, Massachusetts. Ten other people were sickened. Interim Burlington Fire Chief Michael Patterson said Super 8, a common sanitation product, was being used to clean the floor when people inside the restaurant became sick. Fire crews responded around 5:30 p.m. to find a male worker who...

  • California Oct 22, 2019

    California Tribe Regains Island it Calls Center of Universe

    Indian Island off the coast of Northern California was the site of a massacre, a place that was contaminated by a shipyard and flush with invasive species.

  • CEO Sep 21, 2019

    GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

    If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries. The union is keenly aware of this possibility as it...

  • injury Sep 13, 2019

    What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

    U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states and one territory, including six deaths.

  • Attorney Aug 28, 2019

    How Much Pot in That Brownie? Chocolate Can Throw Off Tests

    How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical...

  • Minnesota Aug 15, 2019

    Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

    As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients have likened onset of the illness to a heart attack, and others to the flu. Symptoms have included shortness...

  • New York City Aug 10, 2019

    Cancer-Linked Forever Chemicals Found in More Consumer Products Raises Unanswered Questions

    A chemical that can increase the risk of cancer and has been linked to childhood development issues and other health risks has been appearing in an increasing number of places in consumers’ everyday lives, and the most recent discovery features contamination in popular restaurant chains. The chemical, per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, was found in compostable bowls from Chipotle, Sweetgreen...

  • food Aug 7, 2019

    You Can Now Try Glow-in-the-Dark Ramen at Nakamura.ke!

    Wanting to try something new to light up your night life? Then try Nakamura.ke!’s glow-in-the-dark ramen noodle dish. Wondering what the neon noodle is and how it is edible? Well, Romey, who is the neon noodle’s project manager, is here to explain this electrifying meal. Originally developed by the creative agency Dashboard, the neon noodle is a natural mix of...

  • Instagram Aug 2, 2019

    Study Linking Paleo Diet to Increased Heart Disease Risk Strengthens Diet Industry Concerns

    A study released last month by Australian scientists linked an increased risk of heart disease to the paleo diet, but experts say that this study points to a larger issue about the direction of the diet industry. “I think the global science population would say this is an interesting observation, a preliminary analysis,” said Zachary Clayton, a postdoctoral researcher at...

  • NBC Jun 24, 2019

    Helping Pets Cope With Fourth of July Fireworks

    Animal shelters across the country cite higher lost pet intakes on July 5th than on any other day of the year. For too many dogs and cats, fireworks displays cause them to bolt from their homes in a blind panic.

  • NBC Jun 24, 2019

    Helping Pets Cope With Fourth of July Fireworks

    Animal shelters across the country cite higher lost pet intakes on July 5th than on any other day of the year. For too many dogs and cats, fireworks displays cause them to bolt from their homes in a blind panic.

  • California Jun 19, 2019

    Survey Sees Biggest US Honeybee Winter Die-Off Yet

    Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter, nearly 9 percentage points higher than the average winter loss. The survey of nearly 4,700 beekeepers managing more than 300,000 colonies goes back 13 years...

  • President Jun 19, 2019

    Survey Sees Biggest US Honeybee Winter Die-Off Yet

    Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter, nearly 9 percentage points higher than the average winter loss. The survey of nearly 4,700 beekeepers managing more than 300,000 colonies goes back 13 years...

  • Donald Trump Jun 18, 2019

    US Air Quality is Slipping After Years of Improvement

    After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it’s troubling to see air quality progress stagnate. There were 15% more...

  • Donald Trump Jun 18, 2019

    US Air Quality is Slipping After Years of Improvement

    After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it’s troubling to see air quality progress stagnate. There were 15% more...

  • Florida Jun 18, 2019

    NOAA: 279 Dolphins Dead on Gulf Coast, Triple Usual Number

    At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    Here Are the States Where Trump's Mexico Tariffs Would Hit the Hardest

    A handful of U.S. states — including some that will play big roles in the 2020 election — will feel the brunt of the pain from President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on imports from Mexico. On Thursday night, the president said the U.S. would put 5% duties on all Mexican imports on June 10 to push its southern neighbor to...

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