Salt water waste or brine spills, a by-product of oil and gas exploration, are a largely unreported environmental problem according to an Associated Press investigation of state records.
While many scientists are hard at work on "green chemistry" projects that will benefit the environment, there are a handful of researchers at the University of Arizona who are starting a trend of their own — "yellow chemistry." That's because their main ingredient is sulfur, a yellow waste product from petroleum refining and natural gas production.
This collaboration between the American Chemical Society and Inside Science TV, explains how optical illusions work, so you can understand the science behind the trickery.
In this episode we’re tackling these questions: Could one word could hogtie the pork industry? Can you make heroin at home? And, where’s the beef?
Today’s "BWest Byte" is $779 million, for the amount of money the British government is committing over the next five years to construct roads that will wirelessly charge electric cars as they drive.
Almost all of us have used some type of odor eliminator like Febreze to un-stink a room. These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it?
The EPA was in the news this week for all the wrong reasons after it accidentally unleashed millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river. What does this mean for the environment and for the EPA? We’re diving into the sludge to find out on today’s In The Mix.
Some of you folks out there know first hand that a cup of coffee almost immediately means a trip to the bathroom. But what's inside a cup of coffee that makes you have to go #2?
How much sugar should you eat? The FDA wants to tell you, but the sugar industry has spent $168 million fighting measures like this since 2009.
Congress may lift a ban on oil exports in September which could impact the economy and global oil market as oil futures continue to look bleak.
The Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic are back this summer! In the new reboot, the team gets its powers while in an alternate dimension. But this is the original way the Fantastic Four got their power: radiation.
What does it really mean when the International Agency for Research on Cancer calls something a “possible” or “probable” carcinogen? We’re reading between the headlines on today’s In The Mix.
Strawberries are sweet, juicy, and delightful. Unfortunately, they’re also attractive bait for a litany of pests and diseases. In 2016, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean the end of strawberries as we know them.
Kraft Foods’ packaging recall, a newly-discovered taste bud and all the hype surrounding printed pills.
What has made Elevance Renewable Sciences — a bio-based chemical company in Illinois — thrive in an oil-abundant market? We traveled to its headquarters to find out.