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President Trump’s budget request sidelines science

16 Mar 2017 23:57:00 +0000

Funding proposal would downsize EPA, energy, and health agencies, eliminate Chemical Safety Board(image)



Sweetener can track pee in the pool

13 Mar 2017 05:00:43 +0000

Because swimmers excrete acesulfame K intact, the chemical could serve as a marker of how much urine is in swimming pools and hot tubs(image)



EPA scraps methane reporting for oil and gas industries

08 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000

Pruitt kills data collection at request of several states(image)



Simpler, faster oil-spill cleanup using fish-inspired membranes

03 Mar 2017 13:49:18 +0000

New membrane system withstands fouling to continuously filter out water and collect oil(image)



Business leaders want to axe regulations

01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Several chemical company CEOs sign letter to the Trump Administration(image)



New approach plucks more sulfur from diesel fuel

27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Noncatalytic method eliminates recalcitrant sulfur compounds in fuels, could supplement current refinery desulfurization processes(image)



Welding immiscible polyethylene and isotactic polypropylene

27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Pyridylamidohafnium catalyst produces a tetrablock copolymer that holds these popular plastics together(image)



Slow-release nanofertilizer could boost crop yields

23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff(image)



Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

22 Feb 2017 19:23:00 +0000

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive(image)



Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

22 Feb 2017 13:09:00 +0000

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff(image)



Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

17 Feb 2017 19:43:00 +0000

Uncertainty surrounds agency as Oklahoma attorney general readies to take the helm(image)



DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits

13 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0000

Deal will provide $670 million to Ohio Valley residents who claim they were sickened by exposure to contaminated drinking water(image)



Metabolites of the Roundup herbicide glyphosate linked to fatty liver disease in mice

13 Feb 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Short-term high doses and long-term low doses of glyphosate alter fat metabolism(image)



Gore to drop waterproofing PFCs

13 Feb 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Pressure from Greenpeace bears fruit as the outdoor apparel industry seeks replacement chemicals(image)



Awards

13 Feb 2017 06:00:17 +0000

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Quinoa genome sequenced

08 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +0000

Knowledge of supergrain’s genetics could improve cultivation and production(image)



Quinoa genome sequenced

08 Feb 2017 19:10:00 +0000

Conocer la genética de este ‘súper-cereal’ podría mejorar su cultivo y producción.(image)



Cutting coal reduced atmospheric mercury in northeastern U.S.

25 Jan 2017 23:13:00 +0000

Decreased pollution from coal-fired power plants has led to a decline in the region’s atmospheric mercury since 2000(image)



Cutting coal has reduced atmospheric mercury in northeastern U.S.

20 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000

Decreased pollution from coal-fired power plants has led to a decline in the region’s atmospheric mercury since 2000(image)



Civil suit filed against University of Hawaii for lab explosion

19 Jan 2017 23:11:00 +0000

Injured researcher Thea Ekins-Coward and her spouse allege negligence and emotional distress(image)






EPA makes slew of decisions on pesticides

13 Jan 2017 18:44:55 +0000

Policies and rules completed in finals days of Obama Administration(image)



Nanomaterials makers must report production, safety data

13 Jan 2017 17:27:00 +0000

EPA finalizes long-awaited regulation(image)



OSHA sets lower beryllium exposure limit

13 Jan 2017 15:47:45 +0000

Agency estimates that rule will save the lives of 94 workers annually(image)



As Chinese manufacturing booms, residents choke

09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Manufacturing rebound in China could be short-lived if authorities crack down on pollution(image)



DuPont faces more legal liabilities for cleanups

02 Jan 2017 06:01:00 +0000

PFOA contamination and the environmental legacy of Chambers Works plague the firm as it awaits a combination with Dow(image)






EPA bans 72 inert ingredients

02 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety rule

28 Dec 2016 12:38:00 +0000

Risk management requirements revised(image)