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April 24, 2015

Congress Sends Energy Efficiency Bill To White House For President’s Signature

Green Tech: Legislation will boost demand for chemistry products, such as window and roofing coatings, insulation, piping, and lighting

April 23, 2015

Artificial Photosynthesis Device Paves Way Toward Sustainable Liquid Fuel

Clean Energy: Solar-powered prototype transforms carbon dioxide to acetate, a feedstock for making high-value chemicals

April 23, 2015

Evidence Against Neonicotinoids Mounts

Pesticides: One study shows bees are attracted to the insecticides, another shows harmful effects to the pollinators under field conditions

April 23, 2015

Hydrogel Could Green Up Fracking

Sustainability: Expandable hydraulic fluid could cut water and chemical additives used in fracking, but journal editors debate its “greenness”

April 20, 2015

The Elusive Dream Of Tire Recycling

Undeterred by past failures, companies pursue high-tech approaches for raw material recovery

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