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Industry body accused over links to discredited US fire safety group

26 May 2015  News and Analysis

Claims that American Chemistry Council was 'intimately involved' with flame retardant group exposed as industry front


US targets neonicotinoid use in pollinator plan

27 May 2015 News and Analysis

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Obama’s new strategy to promote pollinator health includes re-evaluating neonicotinoid pesticides

Response to tainted US drinking water criticised

21 May 2015 News and Analysis

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Scientific advice in the US is poor when it comes to responding to drinking water contamination

Roadmap to reward pharma for creating new antibiotics unveiled

19 May 2015 News and Analysis

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Report recommends large up-front payments and an innovation fund for blue skies research to tackle microbial resistance

Opiate-producing yeast raises spectre of 'home-brewed heroin'  

Warnings that completion of final steps in opiate biosynthesis could be a double-edged swo...

UN sets its sights on marine microplastics  

Scale of the problem means no simple solutions exist to tackle plastic particles already i...

Universities bear brunt of cuts to keep Australian science running  

Cuts to funding for researchers announced in budget staves off infrastructure closures

California demands warning labels for BPA  

Despite safety evidence, the state has added BPA to its list of cancer-linked chemicals un...

Panel of top scientists set to advise European commission  

Announcement ends uncertainty over scientific advice after chief scientific adviser post s...


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