News tagged with toxic chemicals

US to regulate rocket fuel chemical in water

The US government said Wednesday it plans to limit the amount of perchlorate, a chemical found in rocket fuel, explosives and bleach, that is present in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Environment
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Secret life of bees now a little less secret

Many plants produce toxic chemicals to protect themselves against plant-eating animals, and many flowering plants have evolved flower structures that prevent pollinators such as bees from taking too much pollen. ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Greenpeace ranks 'greenest' electronics

Environmental group Greenpeace handed out grades Thursday to what it said were the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers, as the annual gadget industry trade show opened here on Thursday.

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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US court orders GMO beets destroyed

A federal judge has ordered what is believed to be the first-ever destruction of a genetically modified crop in the United States, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally.

dateDec 01, 2010 in Biotechnology
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