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Green Chemistry

Are You a Chemist Using Data to Revolutionize Your Field? Join #LAUNCHChemistry

Davar Ardalan | Posted 11.03.2016 | Science
Davar Ardalan

Are you making game-changing innovations in sustainable chemistry? If so, we want to meet you! Through November 10, The LAUNCH Chemistry Innovation Ch...

Green Chemistry Is The Path To Chemical Safety

Tess Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Tess Carter

While the EPA has supported many important projects, green chemistry is multi-disciplinary and can support cross-agency efforts from the EPA to the Department of Energy to the US Department of Agriculture.

Scientists Find Ingenious Way To Reuse Those Pesky Packing Peanuts

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

Packing peanuts are great at protecting valuables, but what in the heck do you do with them once they've done their job? "Although packing peanuts...

Lynne Peeples

Nature Has A Promising Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics: Shrimp Shells | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Javier Fernandez admits he's not a huge fan of chess. "I'm not very good either," he says. Nevertheless, his queen, king, rook and knight are attr...

Pouring Water on Sand

Bridgett Luther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bridgett Luther

It can be a frustrating place advocating as the underdog in a battle against special interest groups. But I won't pour water on the beach or stomp down our sand castles. Instead, I will start looking for new ways to inspire and drive market demand for green products.

Lynne Peeples

What Does Nature Know About Superglue? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Kaichang Li was wading in the surf off the Oregon Coast when he spotted the future of superglue. Beneath the surface, a group of blue mussels anchored...

'Game-Changing' Technologies Pave Way for Growth Capital

David Milroy | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
David Milroy

I was recently in New York City for the 2011 NewNet Envirotech and Clean Energy Investor Summit. The full-day investor conference was an engaging even...

Being Truly Green

John Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Warner

The future of a truly sustainable industry will live or die on its ability to take raw inputs that are naturally clean and use them to form the same end products that we're already used to.

Can Green Chemistry Get Us Out of Deepwater?

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

EPA-approved oil dispersants - themselves petroleum-based products with unknown long term impacts - are products of the kind of old thinking and outdated design that got us into this mess in the first place.

Parents of America: WAKE UP! Our Kids are Sick

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

For almost 20 years, the nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World has witnessed millions of parents learn that their homes, their environments, and their bodies have been contaminated by toxic chemicals.

Schwarzenegger's new "Benign by Design" Platform

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Schwarzenegger announced a partnership between California and Denmark to rotect consumers against chemical exposure. Congress should look to California for an example of proactive action and prioritizing human health.

Fat, Stupid, Impotent & Dangerous: The Future Without Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

Putting Personal Back in Personal Care

Lauren Fornes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Fornes

No one seems more passionate about regulating the rhetoric of skincare than Jeremiah McElwee, who recently helped to launch the company's Premium Body Care standard for Whole Foods.