Sustainable Innovation: What’s Good for the World Can Be Good for Business

Read the full story at Spend Matters. It is the responsibility of science- and technology-based companies to work with customers and partners around the world to not only help solve their product challenges, but their environmental ones as well. When working environments are positively changed, it encourages ambition and innovation and results in increased certainty, …

How many chemicals are in use today? EPA struggles to keep its chemical inventory up to date

Read the full story in Chemical & Engineering News. No one, not even the Environmental Protection Agency, knows how many chemicals are in use today. EPA has more than 85,000 chemicals listed on its inventory of substances that fall under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But the agency is struggling to get a handle …

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Read the full story at Phys.org. Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea - potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests. Full research article: "Air pollution–aerosol interactions produce more bioavailable iron for ocean …

Innovative technology provides safe drinking water in California

Read the full story in Environmental Factor. A new technology, developed with NIEHS funding, will provide safe drinking water to California communities at approximately half the cost of other options and with virtually no secondary waste. NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) small business grantee Microvi Biotechnologies celebrated installation of its advanced nitrate removal technology during …