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GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science

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Sustainable Chemistry: An Even Darker Shade of Green
Innovative EPA researcher taps everyday tools and plants to develop environmentally friendly ways to make chemicals and nanomaterials.


Transforming Paper Mill Pollution into Commercial Resource
EPA-pioneered green chemistry technology that filters toxic pollutants from industrial waste and turns it into a marketable resource has the potential to pay big dividends for paper mills.

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EPA Scientists Pioneer Methods for Greening Biofuels Production
EPA Researchers combine public and technical input on a study of the potential environmental and human health impacts of natural gas drilling.

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Spin Doctors: Reducing Environmental Burdens Through Better Chemistry
EPA scientists and partners develop new spinning methods to “green” chemical production.

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Chemical Toxicity Testing Going Digital
EPA is using computer models to predict the human health and environmental hazards of new chemicals and advance the design and use of green chemistry.

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Q&A with EPA's Dr. John Leazer
Director of EPA's Sustainable Technology Division answers questions about green chemistry.

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