chemicals

A drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale.

Fracking chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water

May 5, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Tong about fracking chemicals found in drinking water
Posted In: sustainability, chemicals, fracking, Pennsylvania
In Ventura, California, Patagonia's Phil Graves (left) hits the surf with reporter Jeff Tyler, who tests the brand's eco-friendly bio-rubber wetsuit.

Patagonia tests the limits of sustainability

Apr 2, 2015
The outdoor clothing company tries to limit the environmental problems its products contribute to.
Posted In: patagonia, environmentally friendly, chemicals, clothing

Dow: Time for an industry built by plastics to move on

Dec 3, 2013
Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals

The cost of dismantling chemical weapons in Syria

Sep 11, 2013
It looks increasingly likely that Syria will surrender its chemical weapons. But that process isn't as simple as it seems.
Posted In: syria, chemicals, middle east

Who provides Syria's poison gas?

Sep 3, 2013
A number of European nations provided Syria with the materials needed to make its poison gas. Many of these materials have innocent uses, however. Even so, rules about exports are stricter now though than previously.
Posted In: syria, chemicals, poison

What are bedbugs? Is there a good way to kill them without using harsh chemicals?

Aug 19, 2010
Easy Answer: Bedbugs are vampires of the insect world. They feed on human blood. And there are ways to kill them without pesticides--but it might...
Posted In: bed bugs, bedbugs, chemicals, Environment, kill, pest, pest control, pesticide