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Start-ups invited to a cleantech show-off

15 Jan 2018 06:00:16 +0000

10 successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technologies to large firms(image)



Rewritable paper goes technicolor

15 Jan 2018 06:00:15 +0000

Metal-ligand complexes display a range of long-lasting colors that can be erased on demand, allowing paper to be reused(image)



Iranian oil tanker burns after collision off China coast

11 Jan 2018 20:19:00 +0000

Spill off China coast could be three times as large as from the Exxon Valdez(image)



Burning Iranian oil tanker raises environmental concerns for China’s coast

11 Jan 2018 15:22:00 +0000

Potential spill could be 3 times as large as that from the Exxon Valdez(image)



Start-ups invited to a cleantech showoff

10 Jan 2018 16:28:00 +0000

Ten successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technology to large firms(image)



China restricts imports of plastic trash

08 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Move upsets recycling programs worldwide but may lead to better waste management(image)






To prevent fertilizer from escaping cranberry bogs, just add salt

18 Dec 2017 06:00:20 +0000

Aluminum sulfate traps phosphorus in sediment so it doesn’t drain from farms and pollute waterways(image)



A greener way to get lithium?

18 Dec 2017 06:00:08 +0000

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



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)