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July 28, 2014

Mysterious Fungus Threatens Frogs

Mysterious parasite pushes amphibians toward extinction as researchers race to fight back

July 25, 2014

A Simple Acid Soak Turns Food Waste Into Plastics

Materials: Cellulose-processing technique used in biofuel production turns inedible plant material into bioplastics

July 18, 2014

‘Green’ Route To Chromanols

Organic Chemistry: Organocatalysis creates tocopherol’s chiral core

July 18, 2014

EPA Eyes Ban On Greenhouse Gas

A new proposal pushes to curb the use of HFCs in the U.S.

July 16, 2014

Annual Muslim Pilgrimage Dramatically Increases Air Pollution Around City

Air Quality: During the Hajj, levels of carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds may reach harmful levels

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