Biodiesel Study in the International Context Using Technology Prospecting

Read the full post in the ACS Green Chemistry blog. Concerns regarding the environment and growing necessity of technology to extract energy resources have been leading to a search for alternative energy resources, among which biofuels are the most studied nowadays. Biodiesel has been in the spotlight in the recent years. Any vegetable oil extracted …

Green chemistry in higher education

The ACS Green Chemistry blog has three recent posts relating to green chemistry in higher education. Two are case studies and one is a more general post. They are:  Students Ask, We Tell: Opportunities for green chemistry students  Greening the ACS Student Chapter at Gordon College  Toronto’s Green Chemistry Initiative: Student-Led Education

Water Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing

Download the article. We evaluated the overall water footprint of hydraulic fracturing of unconventional shale gas and oil throughout the United States based on integrated data from multiple database sources. We show that between 2005 and 2014, unconventional shale gas and oil extraction used 708 billion liters and 232 billion liters of water, respectively. From …

Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants

The Nature Works Everywhere program is currently accepting applications for garden grants during the 2015–16 school year. Grants will be given in the amount of $1,000–$2,000 dependent upon the needs of the project. Funds may be used to support the building, amendment, or revitalization of gardens on school campuses, with preference given to rain, pollinator, …

Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing

Download the document. This report describes the potentially harmful environmental and health impacts associated with some of the chemicals in products commonly used by public agencies and businesses, and how six organizations—Seattle City Light, Oregon Environmental Council, Perkins+Will, Danish retailer Coop, Kaiser Permanente, and the National Institutes of Health — are taking leadership roles to …