Environment and Green Nano
- events/archive February 4, 2010 Contaminated Site Remediation: Are Nanomaterials the Answer? A new review article appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environmental cleanup. The authors conclude that the technology could be an effective and economically viable alternative for some current site cleanup practices, but potential risks remain poorly understood. video
- events/archive April 28, 2009 Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded, automobiles ran on leaded gasoline without catalytic converters. A landmark report by J. Clarence Davies, Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology, describes how existing health and safety agencies are unable to cope with the risk assessment, standard setting and oversight challenges of 21st century technology. video
- events/archive January 8, 2009 Synthetic Biology: Is Ethics a Showstopper? Synthetic biology promises to enable cheap, lifesaving new drugs to treat the 350-500 million people who suffer from malaria, and to create innovative biofuels that can help solve the world’s energy problems. But are synthetic biologists playing God? Will synthetic biology’s expected products and profits be stymied by policymakers and the public? Join us and explore these unresolved questions with Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
- events/archive July 23, 2008 Nanotechnology and Oversight: An Agenda for the New Administration Few domestic policy areas that the new administration must address will have greater long-range consequences than nanotechnology — a new technology that has been compared with the industrial revolution in terms of its impact on society. If the right decisions are made, nanotechnology will bring vast improvements to almost every area of daily living. If the wrong decisions are made, the American economy, human health and the environment will suffer.
- events/archive June 5, 2008 *POSTPONED - Small is Beautiful: A European View of Nanotech Cosmetics and Safety BusinessWeek magazine claims the $60 billion international beauty products industry is “making a big bet on nanotech.” Today, nearly a hundred cosmetics are in the Project’s online inventory of consumer products. How does a company like Paris-based cosmetics leader L’Oreal—which ranks No. 6 among nanotechnology patent holders in the U.S.— apply “The Precautionary Principle” to nanotechnology cosmetic products?
- events/archive May 1, 2008 International Council on Nanotechnology Launches Global Research Needs Assessment Last year, more than 70 experts from 13 countries - in academia, industry, governments and non-governmental agencies - accepted that challenge. In an unprecedented international collaboration, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) convened two workshops aimed at defining a set of research needs for assessing potential nanotechnology impacts.
- events/archive April 2, 2008 New Nanotechnology Television Series Does “Sweat the Small Stuff” The Project and National Science Foundation will host the Washington, DC, premiere event for the television series “Nanotechnology: The Power of Small”. The series’ three programs explore critical questions about nanotechnology’s potential impact on privacy, the environment and human health and will include remarks by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, a co-chair of the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus.
- events/archive April 26, 2007 Green Nanotechnology: It’s Easier Than You Think On April 26, 2007, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies will release its first report on green nanotechnology, which highlights the research breakthroughs, industry perspectives, and policy options discussed at those meetings. The report, Green Nanotechnology: It’s Easier Than You Think, is written by journalist and science writer, Karen Schmidt. video
- events/archive March 26, 2007 4th Symposium in Nanotechnology and the Environment at the American Chemical Society Meeting in Atlanta
- events/archive October 5, 2006 Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Policy Michael R. Taylor analyzes FDA’s ability to properly protect the American public from the potential hazards associated with nanotechnology in a new report, Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology: Does FDA Have the Tools It Needs? video
- events/archive May 24, 2006 Green Nanotechnology IV—Policy Options For Greening New Technologies Are regulations necessary? Are there barriers to being green? What incentives might work? Who cares about green? video
- events/archive April 26, 2006 Green Nanotechnology III—Engineering Green Nanotechnology How can environmentally benign manufacturing, Green Engineering and Design for the Environment be integrated into nanoproduct manufacturing? What tools would engineers need to manufacture nanomaterials and products “greenly?” video
- events/archive April 19, 2006 Green Nanotechnology II—Industrial Perspectives How does industry perceive its role in preventing environmental harm from new technologies; how can nanotechnology industries take preventive measures? What are the economics of being green? Is green a competitive advantage? video
- events/archive February 16, 2006 Green Nanotechnology I—What Is It? A discussion of how what we already know can be applied to a new technology—Green chemistry., Green Engineering, Environmentally Benign Manufacturing, Eco-efficiency, industrial ecology, etc. How would green nanotechnology change our approach to this new technology? video
- events/archive May 25, 2005 Securing the Promise of Nanotechnology: Is U.S. Environmental Law Up to the Job?