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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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Quantum dots are superefficient at generating hydrogen

24 Apr 2017 05:01:27 +0000

A new type of photoelectrochemical cell achieves better than 100% efficiency in a hydrogen-generating reaction for the first time(image)

Atmospheric isoprene chemistry clarified

24 Apr 2017 05:01:21 +0000

Study of compound emitted by trees will help scientists understand air quality and climate effects(image)

Fungal duo isolated from toxic lake produce novel antibiotic

19 Apr 2017 13:09:00 +0000

Berkeley Pit fungi grown together make an antibiotic that fights MRSA(image)

Carbon capture gets a boost from aromatic rings

13 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Linking phenyls to the amines used to scrub CO2 from power plant emissions could make process more efficient(image)

China steps up pollution fight

12 Apr 2017 18:02:46 +0000

National government deploys inspectors to crack down on industrial pollution(image)

Flame retardant replacements migrate to arctic sediment

04 Apr 2017 22:08:00 +0000

Organophosphate ester flame retardants travel long distances, one of the properties that led to the phase-out of their PBDE predecessors(image)

Tracking exposure to endocrine disrupters through signals in the sewer

03 Apr 2017 12:07:10 +0000

Wastewater-based epidemiology could help pinpoint problem spots for phthalates(image)

FMC to buy DuPont’s pesticide business

31 Mar 2017 17:51:09 +0000

DuPont will get FMC health and nutrition ingredients in asset swap(image)

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

30 Mar 2017 19:06:00 +0000

Trump Administration reverses proposal to revoke all food tolerances for the insecticide(image)

Trump order could impact U.S. energy prices, technology development

29 Mar 2017 17:12:00 +0000

Nation will likely fall short of Paris Agreement emissions goal(image)

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)


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)