Green Chemistry News
- Industry, water advocates come together on bioenergy bills.
Environmentalists and bioeconomy advocates reached an agreement last week to modify a bill moving through the Minnesota legislature that they hope will create a new clean energy and green chemical industry in Minnesota.
- Reform of toxics law is contentious.
Plan to rewrite 1976 law draws bipartisan support but harsh criticism.
- Toward substitution with no regrets.
Substantial resources are devoted to identifying and measuring the problem of hazardous chemicals in society, but at least the same resources need to be available for the molecular designs of safer chemicals.
- Green chemistry advocate Robin Rogers.
With his trademark crimson sport coat and folksy southern drawl, it’s hard to miss Robin D. Rogers, one of Alabama’s most famous sons. He’s a chemist with a career that reflects his go-getting personality—teacher, ionic liquids researcher, crystallographer, green and sustainable chemistry advocate, entrepreneur, journal editor.
- US EPA analysis suggests green success.
The latests numbers reveal that the amount of chemical waste released to land, air, and water has decreased 7 percent during the past decade.
Green Chemistry Drivers
- Scientists warn of hormone impacts from benzene, xylene, other common solvents.
Four chemicals present both inside and outside homes might disrupt our endocrine systems at levels considered safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an analysis released today.
- Catalyst: Our chemical lives.
Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products – in our water, our food and in the air we breathe. It’s the chemical soup of modern life and it’s virtually impossible to escape them. Is there adequate regulation and testing, or are we in the midst of an uncontrolled, human experiment?
- Activists call on Walgreens to remove toxic chemicals from products.
Environmental and health advocates across the country delivered petitions with 135,000 signatures – including 3,000 from Maryland – asking Walgreens to phase out toxic chemicals in products.
- ‘Green chemistry’ is hampering goals on energy efficiency, climate change.
Unfortunately, as one part of state government encourages energy-efficient home and building standards, we get a seemingly different message from another state agency, the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
- Herbicide horror.
Once thought safe enough to drink, the most popular weed killer on earth, Roundup, is increasingly difficult to avoid - and critics charge it's contributing to chronic illnesses.