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Ozone as a Safer and Greener Alternative to Pesticides

by Nahed Msayleb

The use of pesticides to control plant diseases that live in the soil affects beneficial microorganisms that are necessary for nutrients to circulate and hence limits soil fertility. 1,150 more words

Environment

Video & Review of Inspiring Scientists Seminar / Cinthia Mena-Duran

Review by Heather Tanner – postgraduate student in Landscape Archaeology

Like a diamond amidst rubble, Dr. Cinthia Mena-Duran has managed to shine brilliantly despite all of her adversity. 344 more words

Chemistry

Top 12 Things the GCI Accomplished in 2014

By Melanie Mastronardi, Secretary for the GCI

As the year comes to a close, I thought I would take this opportunity to recount some of the amazing things the GCI has accomplished over the last year. 744 more words

GCI Initiatives

Green Chemistry Principle #4: Designing Safer Chemicals

By Laura Reyes, Co-Chair for the GCI

The 4th principle of green chemistry, Designing Safer Chemicals, states that “chemical products should be designed to carry out their desired function, while minimizing their toxicity.” To many of you, the very concept of safe chemicals sounds like a paradox, and you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that. 483 more words

GCI Initiatives

Green Chemistry Principle #1: Prevention

By Melanie Mastronardi, Secretary for the GCI

The first principle of green chemistry states that “it is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it has been created”. 623 more words

GCI Initiatives