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Copper nanoparticles could help recycle CO2 into fuel

20 Sep 2017 18:28:51 +0000

New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to two- and three-carbon compounds

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U.S. EPA’s chlorpyrifos decision spurs pushback

11 Sep 2017 05:01:34 +0000

Top-selling organophosphate insecticide is at the heart of U.S. political, legal fight

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Trees with a probiotic boost clean up of a carcinogen

11 Sep 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater

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Industrial solvent widely found in U.S. drinking water

08 Sep 2017 00:34:16 +0000

Environmental group maps 1,4-dioxane contamination across 50 states(image)



U.S. chemical risk program gets mixed review

08 Sep 2017 00:29:09 +0000

Congress hears criticism and praise for EPA program Trump planned to defund

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Trees with a probiotic boost clean up a carcinogen

07 Sep 2017 17:41:29 +0000

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater

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U.S. chemical industry seeks delay of new ozone limits

04 Sep 2017 05:00:24 +0000

As EPA moves forward on tighter standard, companies turn to Congress

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Touching thermal-paper receipts could extend BPA retention in the body

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Traces of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A excreted for a week after dermal contact

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After Harvey, Texas faces massive cleanup

01 Sep 2017 01:03:00 +0000

Getting Gulf Coast’s chemical industry operating again to take weeks

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Tropical Storm Harvey causes disruptions, emissions, and explosions in Houston area

31 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000

Chemical companies begin to survey storm’s aftermath

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A new role for nitric oxide in greenhouse gas formation

28 Aug 2017 05:00:22 +0000

Better understanding of nitrogen cycling from fertilizer runoff could help control emissions

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Touching thermal receipts may extend BPA exposure

25 Aug 2017 19:24:45 +0000

Traces of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A can remain in body for a week after dermal contact

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Copper pairs up to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

23 Aug 2017 17:18:49 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Unusual catalytic mechanism plays key role in engine emissions cleanup

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Treated wastewater sludge still harbors antibiotic resistance genes

22 Aug 2017 20:39:26 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Findings raise public health concerns because sludge is often spread on farmlands

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Researchers estimate amount of lead released from Flint water pipes

17 Aug 2017 12:24:00 +0000

Lack of orthophosphate corrosion control contributed to city’s water crisis, according to new analysis

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Court strikes down U.S. restrictions on HFCs

15 Aug 2017 12:26:00 +0000

EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes

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Court strikes down U.S. restrictions on HFCs

08 Aug 2017 21:08:54 +0000

EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes

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Accounting for public heath gains from pollution control

07 Aug 2017 05:00:30 +0000

All health benefits from regulation need to be in cost-benefit analyses, researchers say(image)



U.S. court says EPA must implement methane regulations

02 Aug 2017 15:25:00 +0000

Legal battles likely to intensify over EPA rules to curb emissions from new oil and gas operations

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U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to ban chlorpyrifos

28 Jul 2017 12:06:23 +0000

Legislation aims to prohibit use of neurotoxic chemical on food crops

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Most plastics are discarded, study finds

24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Study examines production and fate of ubiquitous material

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In clouds, cubic-structured ice

24 Jul 2017 05:00:17 +0000

X-ray scattering studies of water nanodroplets close gap between experiments and simulations

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Water tainted with perfluorocarbons by U.S. military is focus of legislation

24 Jul 2017 05:00:09 +0000

House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes

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Michael Dourson tapped to lead U.S. EPA chemical program

24 Jul 2017 05:00:08 +0000

Toxicologist’s nomination garners praise and concerns

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Iron-based catalyst reduces CO2 to CH4 photochemically

24 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Inexpensive complex turns the greenhouse gas into fuel at ambient temperature and pressure

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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

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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

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Arkansas and Missouri ban dicamba herbicide

13 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Complaints about damaged soybeans from spray drift prompt states to act

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EU moves to define endocrine-disrupting pesticides

07 Jul 2017 12:28:53 +0000

Member states adopt criteria for identifying hormone-altering chemicals

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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

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More evidence shows neonicotinoids harm bees

30 Jun 2017 01:36:00 +0000

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