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Chemical & Engineering News: Environmental SCENE

Welcome to Chemical & Engineering News's Environmental SCENE, an up-to-the-minute collection of news about environmental research, business, and policy, including coverage of climate change, pollution, toxic substances, and sustainability.

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Not-so-fantastic plastic: Europe is ready to shake up the plastics industry to resolve its failure to recycle

19 Mar 2018 05:00:16 +0000

European Commission lays out its plan to recycle more than half of plastic by 2030, mulls a plastic tax(image)

U.S. chemical industry group takes aim at state ingredient disclosure laws

19 Mar 2018 05:00:04 +0000

Citing inconsistencies, American Chemistry Council pushes for Congress to enact national standards(image)

U.S. EPA watchdog says agency did not use possibly flawed methane data for regulation

16 Mar 2018 20:45:33 +0000

Inspector General also affirms equipment used in controversial 2013 study was agency-approved(image)

U.S. tax incentives expected to drive growth of CO2 capture, sequestration projects

16 Mar 2018 18:49:13 +0000

Policy could spur new technologies(image)

Hardy hydrogel cleans water

15 Mar 2018 20:34:00 +0000

A gel acts as a sponge for anions, removing negatively charged water contaminants(image)

Lego plants to be made from plants

08 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Danish firm adopts biobased polyethylene as a first step to phasing out fossil-fuel-derived polymers(image)

Nanocomposites cut down on chromium waste from making leather

05 Mar 2018 06:00:14 +0000

Treatment doesn’t sacrifice leather quality(image)

Bipartisan bill would authorize U.S. EPA to scale down HFCs

26 Feb 2018 06:00:07 +0000

Supporters say measure would protect domestic chemical manufacturing jobs and environment(image)

U.S. Congress weighs changes to Clean Air Act

16 Feb 2018 00:35:48 +0000

Chemical makers, other manufacturers push for easing of permit requirements(image)

Global cancer agency’s funding in the crosshairs

12 Feb 2018 06:00:05 +0000

U.S. Congress investigates science underlying glyphosate assessment(image)

Permafrost thaw could spike global mercury, study suggests

08 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

New assessment adds a million tons to estimates of mercury in soil(image)

Oil and gas wastewater leaves radium in Pennsylvania stream sediments

06 Feb 2018 20:59:28 +0000

High levels of radium found downstream of treatment plants years after fracking wastewater disposal reportedly ended(image)

Methane venting from 85% of British Columbia gas wells

05 Feb 2018 17:12:22 +0000

Study indicates that government underestimates oil and gas industry emissions(image)

Tiny pollutant particles strengthen thunderstorms

05 Feb 2018 06:00:12 +0000

Scientists find that long-ignored ultrafine aerosols can make storms rainier and windier(image)

EPA reverses air pollution rule

02 Feb 2018 01:03:49 +0000

Agency heeds request of Republican senators to withdraw long-standing policy(image)

Sanchi oil spill continues; ecological impacts still unclear

26 Jan 2018 21:19:08 +0000

Weather may complicate attempts to stop leak or recover oil from the ship(image)

EU to lower limit for bisphenol A migration from food packaging

22 Jan 2018 06:00:18 +0000

European Parliament committee rejects proposal to ban chemical in food contact materials(image)

Tropical tree seeds provide sustainable water filtration

22 Jan 2018 06:00:18 +0000

Sand blended with an extract from Moringa tree seeds removes bacteria from drinking water(image)

Tropical tree seeds provide sustainable water filtration

18 Jan 2018 20:14:34 +0000

Sand blended with an extract from Moringa tree seeds removes bacteria from drinking water(image)

Start-ups invited to a cleantech show-off

15 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

10 successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technologies to large firms(image)

Rewritable paper goes technicolor

15 Jan 2018 06:00:15 +0000

Metal-ligand complexes display a range of long-lasting colors that can be erased on demand, allowing paper to be reused(image)

Iranian oil tanker burns after collision off China coast

11 Jan 2018 20:19:00 +0000

Spill off China coast could be three times as large as from the Exxon Valdez(image)

Burning Iranian oil tanker raises environmental concerns for China’s coast

11 Jan 2018 15:22:00 +0000

Potential spill could be 3 times as large as that from the Exxon Valdez(image)

Start-ups invited to a cleantech showoff

10 Jan 2018 16:28:00 +0000

Ten successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technology to large firms(image)

China restricts imports of plastic trash

08 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Move upsets recycling programs worldwide but may lead to better waste management(image)