The production and release of synthetic chemicals worldwide is destabilising the Earth system.
As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
For several years, emissions of CFCs have been rising, in apparent defiance of a global ban in place since 2010. A new global detective effort has traced the source to two eastern Chinese provinces.
Testing new industrial chemicals is essential for public health and the environment. But animal testing is costly, and too many chemicals are left untested. A new AI tool may solve the problem.