News - 21 May 2009
Without knowing how much of an industrial chemical is being produced, it is almost impossible for scientists to determine if it poses any threat to the environment or human health.
News - 11 Feb 2008
From medicine to make-up, plastics to paper - hardly a day goes by when we don't use titanium dioxide.
Now researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a simpler, cheaper and greener...
News - 7 Apr 2020
Since the 1980s, a sprawling mountaintop removal mining complex in southern West Virginia has been leaching pollutants -- such as selenium -- into nearby streams at levels deemed unsafe for aquatic...
News - 7 Nov 2019
Unilever has confirmed that by 2025 it will halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tons and accelerating its use of recycled plastic....
News - 12 Sep 2019
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It is well documented that Californians stand up to be counted when it comes to combatting the forces of potential environmental destruction. They...
News - 17 May 2018
A study conducted at Oregon State University has given new insight on how a progressively common consumer product component - silver nanoparticles - can potentially hamper the treatment of...
News - 20 Sep 2017
According to academics at the University of Sheffield, new information about how animals spin silk could pave the way to new, greener methods of creating synthetic fibers.
A team of Researchers...
News - 17 Dec 2015
The international conference and exhibition on “Microplastic in the Environment”, organised by nova-Institute on 23–24 November 2015 in Cologne, Germany, attracted 170 participants...
News - 23 Feb 2015
UBC microbiologist J. Thomas Beatty, bioengineer John Madden and chemist Curtis Berlinguette are working across disciplines to develop a new generation of solar cells. Their inspiration? Mother...
News - 22 Mar 2009
According to an investigation in 2008 by the Associated Press, pharmaceuticals can be found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. The study also indicated that antibiotics,...