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4 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Management, safety cited for radiation release

Department of Energy investigators are blaming poor management, ineffective safety and maintenance programs and a lack of proper oversight for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico two months ago.

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8 hrs ago | Fox News

the Next Keystone? Natural gas project draws environmentalists' fury

A liquefied natural gas facility in southern Maryland is generating intense criticism from environmental groups, in a fight that echoes the protracted battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Banking, Financial Services, Dime Community Bancshares, Calvert County, MD, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

12 hrs ago | Nature

Grants: Funder storm

Last May, Heidi Fisher feared that her career as an evolutionary geneticist might be over.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, George Mason University

16 hrs ago | R & D

Halving hydrogen

Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Chemistry, Science

20 hrs ago | Free Republic

Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day...

Tuesday's presidential travel will span more than 7,100 miles over two continents.- more than one-quarter of the way around the earth.

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Related Topix: Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force

Yesterday | HeraldNet

In Our View/U.S. Department of Energy: Enough stalling on Hanford

In the blur of last week's news, an inter-governmental battle reached critical mass.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat, Nuclear Energy, Opinion

Yesterday | Business Journal

Colorado's Meagher to broker sale of historic Teapot Dome oil field in Wyoming

The U.S. Department of Energy has hired Meagher Energy Advisors Inc. to sell off the federal government's rights, title and interest in the Teapot Dome Oilfield in Wyoming, officially known as the Naval Petroleum Reserve No.

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Related Topix: Greenwood Village, CO

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The State

Gov. Nikki Haley: Finish MOX plant

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and legislators toured the Savannah River Site by air and ground Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Nikki Haley, Republican, US Governors, Lindsey Graham

Star-Telegram.com

LNG exports would hurt manufacturing job growth

The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider legislation to accelerate exports of natural gas, which will increase U.S. natural gas and electricity prices.

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Patch.com

Towson University Earns National Recognition for 'Green' Practices

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company recently teamed up with Towson University to help the school become more energy efficient, saving the college more than $1 million annually in energy costs, according to a statement from BGE.

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Related Topix: Towson University, Energy, Baltimore Gas and Electric

JD Supra

Department of Energy Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation Alert

On April 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for renewable energy and efficient energy projects and facilities.

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NorthlandsNewscenter.com

How to make every day Earth Day

The Commerce says this 44th annual Earth Day is a call to action for Minnesota communities and residents to rekindle their passion for a cleaner environment.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Home Listing, Home

Carlsbad Current-Argus

WIPP employees get robotics training for recovery effort

Courtesy photo This robot will be used in the WIPP recovery efforts if employees are unable to access the source of the suspected contamination.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Carlsbad, NM

Time

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Dishes About Baseball, Natural Gas, Russia and More

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz answers questions after his keynote address at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Houston.

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Related Topix: US News, State of the Union, Brookline, MA

JD Supra

DOE Announces Up To $10 Million For Advanced Biofuels And Bioproducts

On April 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it would provide up to $10 million to promote the production of "advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Biomass

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Transport Topics

Diesel Rises 1.9 to $3.971 a Gallon in First Gain in Six Weeks

Diesel rose 1.9 cents to $3.971 a gallon, its first increase in six weeks, the Department of Energy reported April 21. The increase was the first since diesel rose a half-cent to reach $4.021 on March 10, its highest pump price in almost a year.

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Sunherald.com

Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Sacramento, CA

CBS Local

California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care Centers

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids

The Sietch Blog

Krypton-dating technique allows researchers to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

A team of scientists, funded by the National Science Foundation , has successfully used a new technique to confirm the age of a 120,000-year-old sample of Antarctic ice.

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Design News

Driving High-Brightness LEDs in High-Power Industrial Lighting Fixtures

High-power industrial Light Emitting Diode fixtures use series-parallel strings of High Brightness LEDs to produce superior lighting fixtures compared to traditional, 'ballast-based' systems.

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