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World Climate Report Card for 2016 – more warming and more pollution

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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A map of the February 2016 land-ocean temperature index (LOTI) anomaly shows that most of North America and Siberia were much warmer than the 1951-1980 base period. Much of the rest of Asia was also relatively warm*.

Reading fiction can be quite enjoyable.  Generations have been reading Jules Vern, H. G. Wells, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling and others.  Fiction contains elements that are not realistic such as talking animals, magical powers and fictitious laws or theories of science set in other worldly environments.  Continue reading “World Climate Report Card for 2016 – more warming and more pollution” »

Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Although food packaging offers incredible benefits by allowing food to last far longer, and much of that packaging can be recycled, it still has a bad reputation among consumers who want to see less of it littering landfills, streets and oceans. Continue reading “Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?” »

Creating Your EHS Road Map

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A proactive EHS plan is not an option, an add-on, or a ‘nice-to have’ feature in the chemical manufacturing industry – it is the foundation on which your business stands.

From increased restrictions in the Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) in the U.S. and the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) in Europe, to growing penalties related to environmental protection in China, chemical companies are Continue reading “Creating Your EHS Road Map” »

Putting EHS Principles into Processes

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Chemicals can offer amazing benefits to society in areas as diverse as medicine and agriculture, but they can also at times have adverse effects on the health of people and on our environment. For that reason, regulations are increasing, putting added pressure on chemical companies to maintain compliance. Continue reading “Putting EHS Principles into Processes” »

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