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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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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)


13 Feb 2017 06:00:17 +0000


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


EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety rule

28 Dec 2016 12:38:00 +0000

Risk management requirements revised(image)

Some teethers advertised as BPA-free leach the compound

22 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000

Many baby teethers likely expose children using them to low levels of bisphenol A and other endocrine disruptors(image)

Lonza will acquire capsule maker Capsugel

15 Dec 2016 19:06:00 +0000

Swiss pharma chemicals firm joins competitors in adding drug formulation services(image)

EPA flexes muscle under new TSCA

30 Nov 2016 16:19:00 +0000

Agency picks first 10 chemicals, including asbestos, for safety evaluation(image)

Still a global menace

28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000

Health concerns prompt calls to end production and use of deadly substance in the U.S. and beyond(image)