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U.S. court backs EPA’s delay of chlorpyrifos ban

20 Jul 2017 21:48:00 +0000

Decision is a victory for the Trump Administration(image)



New details on mercury’s route to the Arctic

14 Jul 2017 14:57:34 +0000

Most deposition of the neurotoxic metal to tundra is Hg0 from atmosphere, not Hg2+ from rain and snow(image)



Arkansas and Missouri ban dicamba herbicide

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Complaints about damaged soybeans from spray drift prompt states to act(image)



EU moves to define endocrine-disrupting pesticides

07 Jul 2017 12:28:53 +0000

Member states adopt criteria for identifying hormone-altering chemicals(image)



Court blocks U.S. EPA from delaying methane leak rules

07 Jul 2017 11:50:17 +0000

Trump Administration had put Obama’s emission regulations on hold(image)



California to list glyphosate as a carcinogen

30 Jun 2017 01:52:00 +0000

Monsanto challenges state’s move as it faces new false claims lawsuit(image)



More evidence shows neonicotinoids harm bees

30 Jun 2017 01:36:00 +0000

Large field studies show that effects depend on multiple factors(image)






Polymer network captures drinking water contaminant

20 Jun 2017 18:04:00 +0000

Cross-linked cyclodextrin removes 99% of the perfluorinated chemical PFOA from water in lab tests(image)



Sunlight surprise raises cadmium pollution risk

16 Jun 2017 21:30:41 +0000

Exposure to light increases solubility of cadmium red pigment in water, bucking conventional wisdom(image)



Thirsty MOF sucks more water from air

12 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +0000

A high-capacity, water-adsorbent metal-organic framework could help improve the performance of both water capture and adsorption cooling devices(image)



Scientific groups disappointed in Trumps move on climate

01 Jun 2017 23:08:00 +0000

U.S. president pledges to exit Paris Agreement(image)



Mustard comes closer to becoming India’s first genetically modified food crop

26 May 2017 02:03:49 +0000

Final approval from government still needed(image)



Test may underestimate lead levels in children’s blood

17 May 2017 22:34:35 +0000

U.S. agencies issue warning about Magellan Diagnostics’ results(image)



Arsenic poultry feed additive may be more problematic than believed

15 May 2017 05:00:15 +0000

Roxarsone metabolites have been identified in chicken liver even following the safety period after the birds have stopped consuming the supplement(image)



Very low lead exposure may endanger eagles

12 May 2017 20:20:00 +0000

Golden eagles’ flight height and movement are reduced at lead levels considered background exposure(image)



Paper on microplastics in fish is retracted

12 May 2017 01:26:35 +0000

Ethics board says case is one of “scientific dishonesty,” but authors disagree(image)



A breath test for dolphin health

11 May 2017 11:58:00 +0000

Method finds signs of illness in dolphins exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill(image)



Trump EPA dismisses half of scientific advisory group

09 May 2017 20:33:00 +0000

Unexpected move surprises members who review agency research programs(image)



ExxonMobil lacked adequate process safety at refinery

03 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000

U.S. Chemical Safety Board says gaps in risk management led to blast(image)



Waxworms take a liking to plastic shopping bags

01 May 2017 05:00:12 +0000

Insect larvae that degrade polyethylene offer a potential way to process waste at recycling centers and landfills(image)



Personnel changes bring U.S. chemical industry group closer to EPA, Congress

28 Apr 2017 01:07:07 +0000

Former senator joins firm lobbying for American Chemistry Council, association officials move into agency(image)



Quantum dots are superefficient at generating hydrogen

24 Apr 2017 05:01:27 +0000

A new type of photoelectrochemical cell achieves better than 100% efficiency in a hydrogen-generating reaction for the first time(image)



Atmospheric isoprene chemistry clarified

24 Apr 2017 05:01:21 +0000

Study of compound emitted by trees will help scientists understand air quality and climate effects(image)