New evidence suggests California’s environmental policies preferentially protect whites

Journal Reference: Richard Bluhm, Pascal Polonik, Kyle S. Hemes, Luke C. Sanford, Susanne A. Benz, Morgan C. Levy, Katharine L. Ricke, Jennifer A. Burney. Disparate air pollution reductions during California’s COVID-19 economic shutdown. Nature Sustainability, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41893-022-00856-1 The study published in the journal Nature Sustainability suggests California’s environmental regulations as a whole preferentially protect … Read more

Chemists discover a range of environmental contaminants in fracking wastewater

Journal Reference: Ronald V. Emmons, Govind Sharma Shyam Sunder, Tiffany Liden, Kevin A. Schug, Timnit Yosef Asfaha, Joseph G. Lawrence, Jon R. Kirchhoff, Emanuela Gionfriddo. Unraveling the Complex Composition of Produced Water by Specialized Extraction Methodologies. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022; 56 (4): 2334 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c05826 Research scientists at UToledo’s Dr. Nina McClelland Laboratory for … Read more

New modeling tools to help solid-waste systems reach environmental goals

Journal Reference: Mojtaba Sardarmehni, Pedro H. Chagas Anchieta, James W. Levis. Solid waste optimization life‐cycle framework in Python (SwolfPy). Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/jiec.13236 Waste management systems do more than simply put solid waste into landfills. These systems need to not only safely store or recycle solid waste, but also must minimize any … Read more

Mitigating environmental impact of herbicides

Journal Reference: Stephen M. Sharkey, Brent J. Williams, Kimberly M. Parker. Herbicide Drift from Genetically Engineered Herbicide-Tolerant Crops. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021; 55 (23): 15559 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01906 To learn more about how the different chemical agents interact in herbicide formulations, a team of researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in … Read more