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Green Chemistry Isn’t About Perfection, But Works to Reduce Toxic Chemicals

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Meet the "father of green chemistry", Dr. John C. Warner.  The former research head for Polaroid founded the Warner Babcock Institute and co-authored the book Green Chemistry.  He defines his vision, and notes that industry is way ahead of academia in embracing his principles. Continue reading Green Chemistry Isn’t About Perfection, But Works to Reduce Toxic Chemicals

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PBC News & Comment: Some Hong Kong Protest Leaders Shift Tactics, Students Launch Hunger Strike

In Hong Kong, Occupy Central leaders shift tactics, plan to submit to arrest as student leaders call for hunger strike... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Some Hong Kong Protest Leaders Shift Tactics, Students Launch Hunger Strike

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PBC News & Comment: As Egypt Drops Charges Against Former Dictator, Obama is Silent

--as charges are dropped against Mubarak and sons, new strongman al-Sisi echoes Obama, “looking forward, not back” while Obama is silent….

--Hong Kong protesters defy crackdown, shut down government building

--Ferguson reaction continues as Obama calls for cops to wear body cams, and limits to militarization of local police

--as corporate media features (mostly) white (mostly) guys commenting on race relations, Charles Blow accurately links poverty, racism and crime

--video from Ferguson shows cops or SWAT troopers setting fire to car during riot

--20-year-old found dead in Ferguson may have been Grand Jury witness

--killer cop Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson PD

--Reuters reports 50,000 “ghost soldiers” in Iraqi Army

--crude oil benchmark price continues to drop, could lead to crash in energy sector

--Senators Boxer and Wyden email in misguided, desperate effort to save Mary Landrieu