ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: March 09, 2016
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: March 9, 2016
News Items in This Edition
Many people who smoke want to quit, but the urge to light up is often irresistible. An effective vaccine to help people kick the habit once and for all has been elusive...
The latest skirmishes over hydraulic fracturing in Florida and California are, at their core, about water. Many fracking-related spills have been recorded, and opponents say...
The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world’s energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. In recent years, researchers have worked to cultivate alternative...
Dirt is easy to take for granted if you’re not a farmer or gardener. But increasingly, governments are looking to soil as part of the solution to curbing climate change...
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