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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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Mustard comes closer to becoming India’s first genetically modified food crop

26 May 2017 02:03:49 +0000

Final approval from government still needed(image)



Test may underestimate lead levels in children’s blood

17 May 2017 22:34:35 +0000

U.S. agencies issue warning about Magellan Diagnostics’ results(image)



Arsenic poultry feed additive may be more problematic than believed

15 May 2017 05:00:15 +0000

Roxarsone metabolites have been identified in chicken liver even following the safety period after the birds have stopped consuming the supplement(image)



Very low lead exposure may endanger eagles

12 May 2017 20:20:00 +0000

Golden eagles’ flight height and movement are reduced at lead levels considered background exposure(image)



Paper on microplastics in fish is retracted

12 May 2017 01:26:35 +0000

Ethics board says case is one of “scientific dishonesty,” but authors disagree(image)



A breath test for dolphin health

11 May 2017 11:58:00 +0000

Method finds signs of illness in dolphins exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill(image)



Trump EPA dismisses half of scientific advisory group

09 May 2017 20:33:00 +0000

Unexpected move surprises members who review agency research programs(image)



ExxonMobil lacked adequate process safety at refinery

03 May 2017 21:13:00 +0000

U.S. Chemical Safety Board says gaps in risk management led to blast(image)



Waxworms take a liking to plastic shopping bags

01 May 2017 05:00:12 +0000

Insect larvae that degrade polyethylene offer a potential way to process waste at recycling centers and landfills(image)



Ocean acidification reduces nitrogen fixation

01 May 2017 05:00:11 +0000

Less nitrogen will be available to marine ecosystems as increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide lowers the pH of oceans(image)



Personnel changes bring U.S. chemical industry group closer to EPA, Congress

28 Apr 2017 01:07:07 +0000

Former senator joins firm lobbying for American Chemistry Council, association officials move into agency(image)



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)