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Developing more sustainable and recyclable polyurethane foams

A team of researchers from the Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM) at the University of Liège (Belgium) has developed an innovative process that rethinks the manufacturing of polyurethane (PU) foams ...

Scientists say chemicals could undercut global plastics treaty

Next week the United Nations intergovernmental negotiating committee will meet in Uruguay to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. There is concern brewing among scientists that the negotiations ...

Delhi's toxic haze 'fueled by political wrangling'

Ranked as the world's most polluted capital city for four consecutive years, Delhi's dual governance structure involving politically opposed parties has prevented its leaders from agreeing on how to deal with a steadily worsening ...

PFAS levels lower in buildings with healthier furnishings

Buildings renovated with healthier furnishings had significantly lower levels of the entire group of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS)—toxic chemicals linked with many negative health effects—than buildings with ...

Air pollution 'silent killer' in African cities: study

Pollution in Africa's fast-expanding cities is deadlier than thought, yet green solutions could save tens of thousands of lives and avert billions of dollars in damage, a report said Thursday.

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