Preserving our planet
Environmental Solutions

Preserving our planet

The new Center for the Environment serves as a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, which is crucial to solving complex environmental problems.

The ties that bind
Environmental Solutions

The ties that bind

The soils in many iconic Australian landscapes are colored red by an abundant mineral known as goethite. This mineral tends to lock away trace metals over time, according to WashU research.

WashU Expert: How does dicamba drift?
Biodiversity

WashU Expert: How does dicamba drift?

Kimberly Parker, an assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, studies dicamba in the lab under different variables to determine the mechanisms behind how it turns into vapor, a process called volatilization.

Finding nature-inspired alternatives to plastics focus of new center
Environmental Solutions

Finding nature-inspired alternatives to plastics focus of new center

Despite efforts to reduce the use of plastic or recycle it, most plastic produced in the world ends up in landfills, the oceans or dumped, bringing with it catastrophic effects on the environment, the ecosystem and the economy. To address this, a team of researchers has established the Synthetic Biology Manufacturing of Advanced Materials Research Center.

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