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June 27, 2021

How Chemical Toxicity Wreaked Havoc on Coho Salmon

Scientists wondered for 20 years why coho salmon were dying on the U.S. West Coast, until chemists identified the toxin to blame.
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May 26, 2021

New Advances in Recycling Plastics

Plastic has been filling landfills worldwide. Despite the efforts to sort and recycle, less than 9% of plastic gets recycled in the U.S. with most ending up in landfill or in the environment.
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February 14, 2021

How the Hawaii Sunscreen ban could have been avoided?

Recently the Hawaii Government passed their first bill in the country that will ban sunscreens that contain chemicals harmful to coral reefs, which is effective from January 1, 2021.
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June 18, 2020

Lack of “Forever chemical” toxicity data worries toxicologists

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. However, some chemicals may persist in the environment effectively for eternity, causing potential health hazards and endangering habitats.
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January 26, 2020

New U.S. legislation incentivizes green chemistry collaboration.

Sustainable, or “green,” chemistry sounds like it could slow climate change and protect our natural environment. The term is vague though—what sort of science actually qualifies as sustainable?
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March 30, 2019

Utilizing Functional Groups in Green Chemistry

Functional groups in molecules are like personalities, and understanding functional groups and their reactivity is crucial to the practice of green chemistry.
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March 30, 2019

LAUNCH.org Chemistry Innovation Notes

LAUNCH Chemistry Innovation Challenge, a global call for innovators, entrepreneurs, and organizations to enable predictive design in chemistry, selected ViridisChem as one of the challenge winners.
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March 30, 2019

Chemical Waste is a HUGE Problem

Lack of knowledge of toxicity risks of chemicals, and insufficient disposal planning of toxic chemicals is damaging our ecosytem.
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