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An integrated approach to air and climate protection

Man pointing out the need for improved air quality

Heads of government from around the world will assemble from the 23 to 25 September at the United Nations General Assembly to re-evaluate current efforts and measures in place to advance global sustainable development.

Plastech Innovation make it to the top ten

Plastech Innovation

After winning the 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge and then awarded ‘Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2019’ by HRH The Duke of York, the Durham University students behind Plastech Innovations are now finalists in the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Global Awards.

Protecting our water


In recognition of World Water Monitoring Day, 18th September, we look a two developments in the area of water purification that are helping to provide safe water quickly and inexpensively.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Maryne Dubois, reports from California

Maryne Dubois

Maryne Dubois was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 258th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California. Here she tells us about the opportunity to present different aspects of her research, how the talks brought her up-to-date with the latest developments in her research field and the networking opportunities that the meeting gave her.

Achieving food security

Food security

A team of researchers are assessing how one can reduce inequalities in access to food without drastically increasing agricultural production.

Carbon dioxide utilization: The way to the circular economy

Factory pipe polluting air

Carbon dioxide emissions are the biggest contributor to human-induced global warming, and globally, we emit approximately 37 gigatonnes of CO2 annually from our homes, cars, planes, offices and industries.

Obituary: Dr A K Barbour

Dr A K Barbour
It is with regret that SCI announces the death of member Dr A K Barbour OBE, BSc, PhD,C.Chem, FRSC, FIMM.  

Reducing the carbon footprint of dried organic pasta

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine,  popular worldwide owing to its convenience, versatility and nutritional value.  About 14.3 million metric tons of pasta is produced annually worldwide, with  22.7% of the total being produced in Italy.

Sustainable gin from first-ever hydrogen-powered distillery

Gin distillation
First gin distillery to produce environmentally friendly gin by using hydrogen from renewables.

Journal Highlights August 2019

Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals.