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EPA works with industry to streamline chemical reviews

08 Dec 2017 17:54:40 +0000

Agency modifies approach to evaluate safety of new chemicals, initially leaving out some stakeholders(image)



A greener way to get lithium?

06 Dec 2017 15:36:19 +0000

Sorbent could extract the battery material from geothermal power plant brine(image)



To prevent fertilizer from escaping cranberry bogs, just add salt

05 Dec 2017 21:10:04 +0000

Aluminum sulfate traps phosphorus in sediment so it doesn’t drain into lakes and ponds(image)



Glyphosate renewed for five years in the EU

28 Nov 2017 19:25:36 +0000

Surprise decision by Germany swings vote in favor of reapproval of controversial herbicide(image)



Baking soda washes pesticides from apples

03 Nov 2017 13:51:24 +0000

Alkaline solution wipes out residues on the fruits’ surface but leaves some behind in their peels, study shows(image)



Grant recipients barred as U.S. EPA advisers

01 Nov 2017 16:18:00 +0000

Agency chief makes room for more industry scientists(image)



Baking soda washes pesticides from apples

31 Oct 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Alkaline solution wipes out residues on the fruits’ surface but leaves some behind in their peels, study shows(image)



Chlorocarbons remain a threat to Earth’s ozone layer

30 Oct 2017 05:00:42 +0000

Rising industrial emissions of compounds not regulated by the Montreal Protocol could affect recovery of the planet’s solar radiation shield(image)



Quick and easy acyl fluorides

30 Oct 2017 05:00:38 +0000

Bench-stable trifluoromethylthiolate salt simplifies functionalization of carboxylic acids(image)



Sulfur dioxide exposure linked to lower sperm count

30 Oct 2017 05:00:35 +0000

The air pollutant may interfere with sperm production, according to a new study(image)



U.S. to restrict 5 phthalates in children’s products

27 Oct 2017 00:14:35 +0000

Chemical industry criticizes agency for limiting DINP(image)



No consensus on glyphosate in the EU

25 Oct 2017 21:41:00 +0000

Member states fail to agree on length of renewal(image)



Toothpaste compounds, including triclosan, build up in toothbrushes

25 Oct 2017 21:17:03 +0000

Bristles and tongue cleaners accumulate and release common toothpaste components, scientists find(image)



Sulfur dioxide pollution tied to degraded sperm quality

25 Oct 2017 13:34:00 +0000

Exposure to an air pollutant is linked with lower sperm count, according to a new study(image)



Dirty sparrows provide a historic look at soot

23 Oct 2017 05:00:49 +0000

Black carbon deposits on bird feathers in museum collections help researchers track 135 years of atmospheric pollution(image)



EPA restricts dicamba herbicide

18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Manufacturers agree to change labels to limit spray drift(image)



California enacts cleaning product law

17 Oct 2017 20:11:28 +0000

Manufacturers will have to divulge ingredients(image)






Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 satellite reveals carbon cycle details

13 Oct 2017 15:41:54 +0000

Analyses show seasonal and El Niño effects on carbon dioxide flux, ability to monitor plant growth(image)



Climeworks joins project to trap carbon dioxide in rocks

12 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Team launches first plant to capture ambient CO2 for permanent storage(image)



U.S. EPA moves to kill power plant CO2 rules

11 Oct 2017 21:09:00 +0000

Decline in nation’s coal use likely to continue despite Trump Administration effort(image)



An easier way to tell fossil fuels from biofuels

06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Prototype laser absorption spectrometer could make radiocarbon analysis less expensive(image)



Activists warn of algae escape

02 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Genetically modified algae pose risks for the environment, report says(image)



Antibiotic resistance could spread through feed at fish farms

29 Sep 2017 22:21:41 +0000

Fishmeal harbors antibiotic-resistance genes and stimulates their spread in lab tests(image)



Recycling railroad ties comes with benefits

25 Sep 2017 05:00:31 +0000

Process that extracts wood preservatives and produces biofuel reduces the environmental impact of disposing of the chemically treated wood(image)



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(image)