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Study: Second hand toys pose risks to childrens’ health

“Reuse” is usually a good motto; this study reminds parents to take care in the case of toys originally sold in yesteryears. We offer some tips for selecting safer used toys.

Rheticus project teams German giants to harvest CO2 in artificial photosynthesis

Evonik and Siemens announce two-year project to demonstrate feasibility of “technical photosynthesis” using eco-electricity to convert carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals

Five interesting facts that will make you stop sucking!

The strawless movement goes mainstream, boosted by a clever “stop sucking” video featuring stars getting sucker punched

German politicians fear 2020 climate goals are unreachable, but won’t give up

Because they started setting aggressive goals early, it still leaves Germany ahead of schedule on Paris Climate Agreement commitments

Science suggests path to hope for human intervention to minimize climate change

More importantly, it reminds scientists not to lose sight of the importance of human behavior in the search for answers about the physical processes of climate change

Forecasting urban inundation with a sunny day flood of tweets

Researchers combine social media and artificial intelligence to better predict damage from global sea level changes

China crackdown on environmental regulations hits global supply chains

Critics used to call China’s ease on regulations unfair. Now crackdowns in the face of popular concerns about pollution ripple through global supply chains.

Closing in on the chemicals that make us fat or infertile

A special type of chemicals that can do great harm to our health, hormone disruptors have long been under-regulated. As the US EPA eliminates programs, hope for progress turns to the European Union.

Don’t despair – repair

Before buying new this holiday season, think repair – even if you are buying new!

How does our sense of smell play a role in autism?

Volunteers on the autism spectrum react differently to odors related to fear. This discovery could further our knowledge of how environmental factors and pollution contribute to autism.