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Balkan states face uphill task over environmental remediation


Abandoned chemical plants and stores pose cleanup challenges

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Plane shot down by Iran had dozens of Canadian scientists on board


Canadian academic community mourns the deaths of students and colleagues

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Deadly explosion at ethylene oxide plant in Spain


Two employees killed and seven others injured at Iqoxe plant in Tarragona

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Two dead at US industrial tank cleaning site


Workers overcome by fumes in enclosed tanker truck

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Europe sets its sights on non-stick and stain-resistant perfluorinated chemicals


EU plans to regulate these compounds as a single class, as action on them stalls in the US 

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Star Chinese scientist and assistant jailed for embezzling research funds


Top researcher gets 12 years in prison for routing £3.8 million in government grants to companies he controlled

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US bans most flavoured vaping cartridges


Cartridge-based e-cigarettes in flavours other than menthol or tobacco without regulatory approval will be removed from sale

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Revived Alzheimer’s antibody met with guarded optimism


Biogen’s aducanumab offers the possibility to slow disease progress, but regulators will likely want more convincing evidence

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CFCs responsible for half of Arctic sea-ice loss


Halogenated compounds responsible for one third of global warming in the late 20th century

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Brake dust damages lungs as much as diesel exhaust fumes


Landmark study highlights a new avenue for air pollution research

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Rhenium plays starring role in bond movie


Controllable energy input from transmission electron microscope captures atoms dissociating and recombining

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An image showing a protester holding a placard reading 'Glyphosate : license to kill'

France to ban 36 glyphosate products by end of 2020

2020-01-03T09:33:00+00:00By Christina Reed

Move follows similar bans in several European states, with safety agency citing ‘absence of scientific data ruling out genotoxic risks’

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China tops chemistry research ranking, leaving US in second place


Huge growth in high-quality research means China leads this year’s Nature ranking