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October 10, 2011
Volume 89, Number 41
p. 31

Standards To Gauge Carbon Footprints

Cheryl Hogue

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October 24, 2011

Academic Lab Safety Under Exam

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | pp. 25-27)

Chemical safety board report probes academic research practices, identifies role for ACS.

Critical Materials Problem Continues (Member Content)

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | pp. 28-31)

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Alleged Science Manipulation (Member Content)

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | pp. 32-33)

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EPA Clean Air Rules Challenged (Member Content)

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | pp. 34-35)

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Prioritizing Science Funding

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Budget: House committee members outline science funding they think the nation can do without.

Reconsidering Safe Lead Levels

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | p. 7)

Preliminary analysis links low blood lead levels with adverse health effects.

House Bills Would Undermine EPA

(October 24, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 43 | p. 8)

Pollution: Congressional Republicans seek to derail rules on boilers, coal ash.

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October 17, 2011

Modernizing Drug Safety Laws (Member Content)

(October 17, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 42 | pp. 44-46)

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(October 17, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 42 | pp. 48-50)

U.S. carriers challenge EU law controlling airlines' greenhouse gas emissions.

A Flood Of Energy Awards (Member Content)

(October 17, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 42 | pp. 51-52)

Energy Department marks end of fiscal 2011 with key clean energy loan guarantees, grants.

Congress Passes Trade Agreements

(October 17, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 42 | p. 10)

Exports: Pacts will help open markets and create manufacturing jobs, advocates say.

DOE Demands Solar Patents

(October 17, 2011 | Vol. 89 Issue 42 | p. 12)

Intellectual Property: Bankrupt solar firm developed its manufacturing technology with government grant.

Trade Group's About-Face On BPA

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American Chemistry Council asks FDA to ban bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups.

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Standardized methods released last week can guide businesses in calculating and reporting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their products. The World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the think tank World Resources Institute, which developed these methods, say these standards are intended to increase competitive advantage and drive innovation. Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont’s director of sustainability, tells C&EN that the new, international standards are important to her company because customers are increasingly asking about the carbon footprint of products. One of the standards accounts for emissions associated with all of a company’s products throughout the value chain, from suppliers to customers. The second is for calculating emissions linked to a particular product, from extraction of raw materials through manufacture and use to disposal. The new standards are available at wri.org/news/live.

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