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2010-05-20 12:30:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the world's foremost protocols for evaluating and improving products for a multi-attribute conception of sustainable design, developed by MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry), Cradle to Cradle® Certification will be issued in the United States by the new Green Products Innovation Institute ("Institute"), a non-profit organization based in California focused on transforming the making and consumption of...

2010-05-12 14:27:35

Choosing "greener" household cleaners, computers, and other consumer products could become as easy as reading a product's label thanks to a movement under way to develop universal guidelines for determining whether chemical products and chemical processes are environmentally friendly. That's the topic of an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Correspondent Stephen Ritter notes that chemical companies are eager to produce greener...

2010-04-12 13:30:00

Linked to Human Health Problems, Chemicals Largely Untested, Unregulated WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of legislation slated to be introduced this month to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), almost two dozen organizations representing health care professionals, along with health sector businesses sent letters to Congress urging the passage of strong reform of our nation's chemical regulatory system. Health Care Without Harm coordinated the letters...

2010-03-29 11:29:23

A Queen's University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly. Philip Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, has created a solvent that "“ when combined with carbon dioxide "“ extracts oil from soybeans. Industries currently make cooking oils using hexane, a cheap, flammable solvent that is a neurotoxin and creates smog. The process also involves distillation, which uses large amounts of...

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2010-03-23 08:45:23

Scientific advances in a rapidly emerging field termed "green chemistry" offer the brightest promise for guiding the American economy into a new era of sustainability, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's top R&D official said yesterday. Paul T. Anastas, Ph.D., assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Research and Development, described that future epoch as one in which people use water, air, energy, and other resources in ways that meet current needs without compromising...

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2010-03-21 10:47:08

Chemistry's often-overlooked role in fostering sustainability goes on parade this week with one of the largest and most comprehensive series of scientific reports on advances toward that goal and the challenges lying ahead. The 1,600 reports and other presentations are part of the theme "” "Chemistry for a Sustainable World" "” of the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, which opens here today. "Theme presentations...

2010-03-02 17:02:00

New Theatrical Event! Wednesday, March 3rd, 11 am, Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Oscars, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy are holding their own red-carpet event on Wednesday, March 3 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. This tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony for "Bad Actor" chemicals, "The Toxies," is an entertaining event with actors in character as various chemicals. The actor...

2010-02-16 15:40:05

McGill researcher develops eco-friendly nanocatalyst A new nanotech catalyst developed by McGill University Chemists Chao-Jun Li, Audrey Moores and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals. Catalysts are substances used to facilitate and drive chemical reactions. Although chemists have long been aware of the ecological and economic impact of traditional chemical catalysts and do attempt to reuse their materials, it is generally...

2009-12-14 09:23:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CEM Corporation, a leading global company specializing in scientific solutions for critical laboratory applications, will host J. Keith Crisco, the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, at the company's world headquarters in Stallings on December 18, 2009 at 10:00 am. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090622/CL35336LOGO ) Crisco will speak to local officials, community and business leaders about the state and local economies and the...

2009-12-02 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technological breakthroughs based on years of basic scientific research will be a driving force in strengthening the American economy and leading our country into a robust future, the Executive Director & CEO of the American Chemical Society (ACS) predicted Tuesday at a conference on innovation and the economy. However, to sustain that recovery, Madeleine Jacobs said America must commit itself to reinvigorating the fundamental scientific...


Latest Green chemistry Reference Libraries

Green Chemistry
2012-04-29 19:52:00

Green Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering any aspect of green chemistry. It is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry and was established in 1999 by James Clark (University of York). The editor-in-chief is Sarah Ruthven. The journal covers subjects relating to reducing the environmental impact of chemical substances and fuels by developing alternative and sustainable technologies that are non-toxic to living things and the environment, including: Improved...

Energy and Environmental Science
2012-04-25 18:41:46

Energy & Environmental Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The journal publishes original research and review articles, and publishes work of an interdisciplinary nature in the biochemical and biophysical sciences and chemical engineering disciplines. The following types of articles are published in the journal: Research Papers, Review Articles, Perspectives and Mini-reviews, Communications), Opinions and Analysis...

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