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fracking Environmental Leader

As US Ratifies Paris Climate Deal, Pressure Mounts on Oil & Gas to Shrink Carbon Footprint

The oil and gas industry is in a transitional phase. The sector is under increasing pressure in the US and abroad to reduce its carbon footprint. It’s also facing significant cost pressure as low energy prices persist. Shell’s chief energy adviser Wim Thomas recently said the global oil oversupply, which … Read more »

Fracking Green Chemistry Roundtable Launched

Apache, Dow Chemical and Marathon Oil are among the members of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute’s newly formed roundtable to identify opportunities for the oil and gas industry to use green chemistry and engineering in hydraulic fracturing. The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is open to new members; … Read more »

E-waste disposal

E-Waste Disposal Bans ‘Not Working’

State’s efforts to ban electronic waste disposal in municipal landfills has been mostly ineffective, although California’s Cell Phone Recycling Act has had a positive impact on cell phone recycling, says a study by a University of California, Irvine professor. UCI professor Jean-Daniel M. Saphores presented his analysis at the national … Read more »

Cotton Offers Green, Low Cost Way to Clean Oil Spills, Study Finds

Unprocessed raw cotton may be an ecologically friendly, lower cost solution to clean up oil spills, according to a report published in the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. The report, Crude Oil Sorption by Raw Cotton, describes research by scientists at Texas Tech University and includes … Read more »

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