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Electric Cars in China: an ambitious stab at reducing pollution

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Polluted Shanghai Skyline (Source: B. Draxler, Discover, January 21, 2014)

I experienced real air pollution when I first traveled to China many years ago.  By the time we drove from Pudong International Airport to Shanghai I had developed a serious cough. Continue reading “Electric Cars in China: an ambitious stab at reducing pollution” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 4 of 4: Common Traits

Posted on August 24th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

This post is the fourth in a series of four discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings.  Of the four posts three described examples of disasters created by human beings: 1. Asbestos published July 17; 2. Smoking; and 3. Climate change.  Seeking unbridled profit is the driver of all three disasters. Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 4 of 4: Common Traits” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 3 of 4: Climate Change (no Chinese hoax!)

Posted on August 7th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

This post is the third in a series of four discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings. Of the four posts three describe examples of disasters created by human beings Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 3 of 4: Climate Change (no Chinese hoax!)” »

DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing

Posted on July 31st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

DSM has become something of a sustainability trailblazer for the chemical industry as it pushes the concept of carbon pricing through its own operations and investments as well as lobbying others to do so. Continue reading “DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing” »

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