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June 27, 2011

2011 Green Chemistry Awards

Honors: Recipients win praise for innovations that promote sustainability.

2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Honors: Annual awards recognize chemical innovations that promote sustainability.

June 13, 2011

Call For Clean Energy Innovation

Summit explores applications of high-performance computing to get more efficient energy use.

November 15, 2010

The Place For Plastics

The world's largest plastics show highlighted innovation and sustainability.

November 1, 2010

A Love Affair With Sustainability

Firms use indexes of responsible behavior to cultivate public acceptance.

September 27, 2010

Catalyst For Sustainability

Green chemistry is touted as a model of industrial and pharmaceutical process efficiency.

August 2, 2010

A Green Supply Chain

Manufacturers of consumer products go the distance to source sustainable ingredients.

July 5, 2010

Fuel From The Sun

Cobalt water-oxidation catalysts benefit from federal initiatives to harness solar power to make fuel.

May 3, 2010

Creating Fuel From Water

Sustainable Energy: New materials aim to improve the path to dihydrogen.

April 26, 2010

Mr. Sustainability Goes To Washington

ACS Meeting News: EPA R&D head sees technological innovation and a solutions approach as essential to the success of the agency’s mission.

April 12, 2010

The 'Sus' Word

Insights: Sustainability, the main attraction at last month's ACS meeting, has leapt to the forefront of chemical thinking.

March 29, 2010

Chemists Convene In San Francisco

ACS Meeting News: Sustainable chemistry is gathering's theme.

A New Measure Of Sustainability

ACS Meeting News: iSustain Alliance presents Web-based application for tracking greener product development.

Drugs In The Environment

Stakeholders consider ways to reduce the impact of drugs that get past sewage treatment plants and into nature

Feeding The World

Public and private sector mull over how to meet growing food demand

March 15, 2010

Smart Dressing

March 1, 2010

Industry Sustainability Study

BASF, Air Liquide lead in creating sustainable value; Dow is last, BASF-funded study finds

Treading Lighter

L'Oréal is increasing its commitment to sustainability when developing new ingredients

February 15, 2010

Supporting Science

President Obama's second budget keeps basic-science funding growing

February 8, 2010

Sustaining Clean

At SDA meeting, companies big and small sought to collaborate on sustainability

February 1, 2010

Radioactive Waste Commission Selected

Nuclear Energy: Blue Ribbon panel given 18-months to set fate of radioactive waste

ACS Introduces New Policy Statement

Society calls for more research and education on endocrine disruption

Northeast Regional Meeting Call For Papers

Fluorochemicals Go Short

Shorter perfluoroalkyl chain lengths improve environmental profile of versatile stain-, grease-, and water-repelling chemicals

January 25, 2010

See The Future Of Sustainability Through Chemistry

Beyond The Basics

Laundry detergent makers and their raw material suppliers are sticking to innovation despite a rocky economy

January 11, 2010

Pacifichem 2010

November 23, 2009

Tall Challenge For Pine Chemicals

Clean energy legislation threatens industries based on renewable biomass

November 16, 2009

ACS, RSC Address Sustainability

ACS News: Societies agree to collaborate to promote chemistry's role in a sustainable world

Bayer Launches A Sustainability Plan

Climate-Change Costs Top $10 Trillion

November 02, 2009

Winning Projects

ARPA-E's first round of grants includes 37 projects

Down But Not Out

Chemistry jobs took a beating this year, prompting out-of-work chemists to reinvent themselves

Give Till It Hurts

BASF To Shut Down Maleic Anhydride Plant

Overcapacity and low profits blamed for closing in Feluy, Belgium, by end of 2009

October 26, 2009

Harnessing The Sun

Solar Power: Energy Department event showcases the possibilities of advanced solar power technology

New Era For Agricultural Science

More resources, overhauled extramural research program reinvigorate science at USDA

ACS Advances Collaboration

October 12, 2009

ACS Building Is So Green It's Gold

A Week Of Green Chemistry In Colorado

Board, Council Meet In Washington

Governance bodies receive reports, debate election procedure

August 10, 2009

Certified Green

A chemical industry standard could clarify the meaning of going green

S3G: Enlisting Chemistry For A Sustainable World

ACS Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group

Official Reports from the June Board of Directors Meeting

Advancing Electric Vehicles

Battery technology projects win stimulus funds worth $2.4 billion.

August 3, 2009

Unleashing The Energy Future

National research council calls for rapid technological deployment.

June 27, 2009

Buying A Sustainable Economy

The record recovery act energy spending may trigger a new clean-energy industry.

A Jump-Start For Batteries

Funding for electric vehicles prompts U.S. manufacturers to make up for lost time.

June 20, 2009

Exxon Invests In Algal Biofuels

Project represents a new direction for oil giant.

June 15, 2009

Sneaky Solar

Solar energy developers seek to move beyond clunky rooftop panels.

June 8, 2009

Future Of Metals

Developing sustainable supplies of metals will rely on smart product design and more efficient recycling.

June 1, 2009

Glycerin Gambit

Making chemicals from the biodiesel by-product proves challenging.

April 13, 2009

Sustainable Nanotech

Workshop prioritizes research and regulatory needs for safe design, disposal of nanomaterial-containing products.

In Cahoots: Fungi, Ants, And Bacteria

Symbiotic system could be a source of potential drug leads and enzymes for biofuel production. With Video

Supplanting Oil

Small companies move closer to demonstrating chemicals from renewable resources.

April 6, 2009

Dealing with CO2

Technologies to capture greenhouse gas advance.

Low-Cost Iron For Fuel Cells

New synthetic route produces highly active non-precious-metal catalysts.

Sun's Warmth Cushions Wacker

Polysilicon for solar panels proved to be strong performer for German company in 2008, but other units suffered.

A Climate of Change

Diplomats begin working out new global treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

March 30, 2009

Solar Firm Wins Big U.S. Loan

Financing plan has been years in the making.

Industry Considers Carbon Options

As greenhouse gas regulations loom in the U.S., chemical firms worry about what they'll look like.

Lying In Wait

Researchers help U.S. Army search for chemical munitions dumped at sea. With Videos

Dolphin Death Wrongly Linked To Munitions

March 23, 2009

Offshore Drilling Revisited

Congress and the Obama Administration weigh the benefits and risks of expanded oil and gas production.

New Life For Coal Gasification

Energy secretary reconsiders Bush-era decision to kill clean-coal project.

Toxic Release Inventory

Firms must provide more data, not less, according to new legislation.

March 2, 2009

EPA Must Rethink Air Standard

Agency failed to explain why particulates limit protects health, court says.

February 24, 2009

Carbon-Observing Satellite Mission Fails

Spacecraft plunges into ocean minutes after launch.

February 23, 2009

The Foul Side Of 'Clean Coal'

As power plants face new air pollution controls, ash piles and their environmental threats are poised to grow.

Off-Balance Ocean

Acidification from absorbing atmospheric CO2 is changing the ocean's chemistry.

February 16, 2009

Greening The Farm

Safer and environmentally friendlier pesticides and agricultural practices gain traction on U.S. farms.

Defending Mother Nature

Combating out-of-control plants requires judicious use of herbicides. Web Exclusive

Small Technologies Firms Find A Home

Informex introduces forum for sustainable chemistry firms. Web Exclusive

February 2, 2009

Mapping Earth's CO2

NASA's soon-to-be-launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory will help map sources and sinks of the greenhouse gas. With Video

Leather From Another Era

In the Hazaribagh district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, archaic tanneries put workers and the environment at risk. With Photo Gallery

January 28, 2009

Irreversible Effects

Sea-level rise, drying of some regions may continue for centuries, study finds.

January 26, 2009

The Greening Game

Makers of cleaning products and detergents seek the sweet spot between products that are green and products that clean.

Cleaning Products Are A Port In A Storm For Chemical Makers

Up From The Slime

Start-up companies see algae as the new renewable fuel source.

January 19, 2009

George A. Olah Award In Hydrocarbon Or Petroleum Chemistry

August 11, 2008

Dow's Dioxins

Saga of pollution, politics, and struggle over cleanup has nationwide implications.

Energy Stalemate

Chemical industry urges Congress to break impasse and allow more offshore drilling.

Editor's Page

Cleaning up Dow's dioxins.

Government Concentrates

EPA denies waiver on renewable fuels.

August 4, 2008

Sunny Forecast For Fuel Cells

Novel electrode materials bring large-scale use of solar power closer to reality.

July 23, 2008

Industrial Biotechnology Activity On Rise

Technology can improve process efficiency and provide environmental benefits, ITC says.

July 21, 2008

Government Concentrates

Dow, energy lab pen ethanol deal.

July 14, 2008

Questioning NF3

Scientists seek measurements of electronic chemical in atmosphere.

Climate Conflicts

Congress faces great pressure, sparse unity as it gears up for next year's climate-change battle.

July 7, 2008

Kyoto???s Low-Hanging Fruit

Is a program intended for developing countries enriching Arkema?

June 30, 2008

Hansen Renews Plea For Action

NASA climatologist urges curbs on growth of CO2 emissions.

Business Concentrates

Perstorp launches biotech project.

June 26, 2008

Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

EPA recognizes developers of technologies that are less toxic or wasteful.

June 16, 2008

Silicones Establish Pervasive Presence

Panorama study tracks importance of sector throughout European industrial and consumer world.

Business Concentrates

Braskem advances with green plastic.

June 9, 2008

Government Concentrates

Report touts polymer science.

Seeking Out Better Catalysts

Lower cost, lower toxicity metals could boost industry sustainability efforts.

May 26, 2008

Farm Bill Moves Ahead

Energy provisions focus on cellulosic biofuels.

A Tsunami Of Electronic Waste

No high-tech solutions for the detritus of the Information Revolution.

Editor's Page

Bush and the environment.

Government Concentrates

Veto threatened on R&D, energy tax breaks.

May 19, 2008

Science Concentrates

Making methanol from carbon dioxide and sunlight.

May 12, 2008

Seeking Sustainability

Ingredient makers strive to understand and satisfy cosmetic labeling promises.

Food Versus Fuel Fight Heats Up

Two states, 24 senators seek to limit support programs.

Cellulose Breakdown

Genomic analysis of cellulose-degrading fungus boosts biofuel research.

EPA's Scientific Integrity

Former Bush Administration official calls for open chemical assessment process.

Sweet Success

Innovations in agricultural and processing practices extend the range of products derived from the sugar industry.

May 5, 2008

Business Concentrates

Bayer advances natural polyols.

April 28, 2008

C&EN Talks With: Bob Peoples

Green Chemistry Institute's personable new director plans to build consensus for chemists' sustainability efforts.

ACS Comment

Cutting-Edge symposia available online.

April 21, 2008

Lab-To-Market Connection

Specialty chemical companies try to ward off commoditization of their products with a mix of marketing, formulation, and basic R&D.

Buzzword In The Engine

Sustainability push highlights the role of specialty products in consumer and industrial markets.

Business Concetrate

French chemical makers pursue carbon credits.

April 16, 2008

Taylor & Francis Launches Green Chemistry Journal

New title complements other journals that cover green chemistry and sustainability research.

April 15, 2008

Paying For Renewables

DuPont, Mohawk find consumers will pay more for products made from renewable materials.

April 8, 2008

Energy Defines Sustainability

Presidential symposium lays out challenges and opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers in energy research.

April 3, 2008

BASF And Dow Target Wind Turbine Market

Chemical leaders launch new epoxy products at Paris composites show.

March 31, 2008

Cargill, Materia Launch New Firm

Elevance will make specialty chemicals from vegetable oils.

ACS Pharma Roundtable Awards in Green Chemistry

ACS Comment

In pursuit of global solutions.

Government Concentrates

EPA awards small business grants.

March 24, 2008

Mixed Impact Of Cutting CO2

Large range of outcomes possible from legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Government Concentrates

Study promotes manufacturing R&D.


The solution becomes the problem.

March 17, 2008

EPA Sets Stricter Ozone Standard

Chemical manufacturers say change is unnecessary and too costly.

March 10, 2008

Business Concentrates

Chevron, Weyerhaeuser form biofuels venture.

Government Concentrates

Long slide for R&D energy spending.

March 5, 2008

Green Chemistry R&D Bill Introduced

Senate measure aims to prevent pollution by encouraging cleaner and safer chemicals.

February 25, 2008

ACS Comment

A great partnership.

ACS Comment

Report of the ACS Executive Director to the ACS Council April 2008.

Government Concentrates

Solar life-cycle emissions are lowest.

Government Concentrates

NAE lays out grand challenges.

February 18, 2008

BASF Makes Bold Carbon Claim

Chemical maker says its products save more greenhouse gases than they generate.

Having It All

Chemical makers supplying the detergents industry seek both sales and sustainability.

2009 R&D Budget A Tough Sell

Bush's final budget is a mixed bag for science; big changes are expected from Congress.

Editor's Page

Investing in the future.

February 11, 2008

Tail-Pipe Cleanup

Sensing technology is key to reducing pollutants from cars, study shows.

Venture Funds Turn to Cleantech

Investors see profits in solar power, renewable fuels, and energy storage.

February 4, 2008

Inadvertent Contamination

Flame retardants are seeping from research bases into Antarctica's pristine environment.

President Urges Research Funding

Bush backs physical sciences, clean energy, and free trade.

Green Assertions

Federal Trade Commission scrutinizes environmental marketing, carbon-offset claims to weed out deception.

February 1, 2008

California Compiles Options For Greener Chemicals

Report calls collecting and disseminating toxicity data, labeling products essential.

January 28, 2008

ACS News

ACS position statements aim to influence legislation.

Toward Greener Therapeutic Proteins

Pfizer researchers assess ways to improve biologics manufacturing.

January 21, 2008

Greener Cleaners

Consumer demand for environmentally friendly cleaning products has changed the game for chemical suppliers.

Green Advantage

Cognis And Alco Benefit From Natural Chemistry Roots.

GM Backs Ethanol Start-Up Coskata

Company claims its technology can significantly lower the price of the fuel

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Feasible

Production from farmed switchgrass can surpass energy, environmental, and economic hurdles.

January 15, 2008

West Antarctica Ice Decreases

Region considered stable appears to be losing ice faster than thought, thanks to climate change.

January 8, 2008

Ethanol From Switch Grass Deemed Feasible

Large-scale study indicates production from farmed prairie grass can surpass energy, environmental, and economic hurdles.

January 7, 2008

New World For Biofuels

Ethanol production standards will transform biofuels business, advocates predict.

Cool Comfort

The race to find a replacement auto refrigerant heats up in Europe as a ban on HFC-134a looms.

January 3, 2008

Gold Catalyst Mediates Transformation Of Biomass Feedstocks

Aerobic oxidation of furfurals leads to value-added methyl esters.

December 19, 2007

Bali Compromise

U.S. concessions allow agreement on continuing climate-change talks.

December 17, 2007

Bali Climate Meeting Turns Up The Heat

United Nations talks result in a push for global action.

Environmental Improvement

Committee is promoting sustainability within ACS and in society at large.

November 19, 2007

Fast Action Urged On Climate Change

UN report says impacts of warming are already here.

November 19, 2007

Suits and Lab Coats

Industry draws on academic know-how to help develop specialty chemicals and other new materials. With Photo Gallery

ACS Comment

Strategic directions for ACS.

November 5, 2007

Critical Reaction To Research Initiative

Dow's UC Berkeley program raises faculty hackles.

U.S. Actions On Greenhouse Gases

Profound changes in U.S. policies are likely in the next year or two.

October 29, 2007

Capturing Carbon And Saving Coal

Electric utilities face a tangle of choices when figuring how to pull CO2 from coal-fired plants.

October 15, 2007

From Refuse To Reuse

To keep growing, the plastics recycling industry needs more feedstock from cities and their residents.

Optimism In Europe

Despite challenges, studies predict the European chemical industry will remain a global leader.

October 12, 2007

Al Gore, UN Panel Share Award

Nobel committee cites work to raise awareness about climate change..

October 8, 2007

White House Holds Climate-Change Conference

President Bush urges voluntary action to reduce CO2 emissions; other countries want mandatory goals.

Close Your Hood!

Easy ways to save on energy costs include installing fewer fume hoods and vigilantly closing sashes.

Nominees Sought For Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 24, 2007

Driving CO2 Underground

Despite many unknowns, hopes abound that carbon sequestration can stanch global warming.

September 19, 2007

U.S. Withdraws From Chemical Safety Forum

Bush Administration is shifting focus to a 2006 chemicals management accord.

September 6, 2007

House Supports Green Chemistry

Bill aims to eliminate hazardous effects of chemical manufacturing.

August 20, 2007

BASF Supports 'Green' Research At Columbia

$600,000 grant will support research into renewable energy and pollution control.

August 14, 2007

Wiley-VCH To Launch Sustainable Chemistry Journal

ChemSusChem will feature research that promotes global sustainable development with respect to chemicals, energy, and materials.

August 6, 2007

Green Chemistry South Of The Border

July 16, 2007

Chemical Society Presidents Pledge Support For Sustainable Development

Six leaders forge global pact at meeting in Paris.

June 25, 2007

Sweet Routes To Sustainability

Catalytic reactions convert sugars from biomass into renewable fuel and feedstock.

Biofuel Bonanza

Brazil has become a model and an ally for the U.S. in the pursuit of sustainable bioethanol, biodiesel, and bioelectricity.

June 14, 2007

Campuses Pledge Climate Neutrality

Effort to combat global warming aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate research and education.

June 13, 2007

G-8: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Must Stop Rising

Countries commit to modest climate goals, primacy of UN process.

May 28, 2007

Grassroots Green Chemistry

Educators use community-based approach to instill the values of safety and environmental awareness.

May 14, 2007

Climate-Change Solutions

Cost of stabilizing CO2 is high but manageable, science panel says.

May 7, 2007

ACS Comment

Speaking up on sustainability.

April 30, 2007

Greenhouse Gases

Running the numbers on CO2 emissions.

What Can We Do With Carbon Dioxide?

Scientists are trying to find ways to convert the plentiful greenhouse gas into fuels and other value-added products.

April 23, 2007

Keeping It Clean

The chemical industry is finding ways to secure and expand global water supplies.

April 9, 2007

A Warming Planet

UN panel warns of broad, catastrophic disruptions if greenhouse gases rise unabated.

March 28, 2007

Spotlight On Sustainability

Presidential symposia focus on the future of energy, food, and water.

March 19, 2007

Global Warming

Hambrecht, Holliday see chemical industry as offering solutions.

ACS Comment

ACS GCI focuses on sustainability.

March 5, 2007

Editor's Page

From Chicago to Israel.

February 25, 2007

Avoiding Global Collapse

Chemists have a vital role to play in achieving sustainability.

February 12, 2007

Editor's Page

Global warming denial.

February 6, 2007

UN Issues Dire Climate Warnings

Human activities are responsible for temperature rise, panel's report says.

February 5, 2007

Chemist Wins Gold In Million-Dollar Arsenic Challenge

Two other simple systems to remove arsenic from contaminated drinking water take Grainger silver and bronze engineering prizes.

January 29, 2007

Going Green

Pushed by Wal-Mart, legislators, and the public, the cleaning products industry embraces sustainability.

Natural Versus Synthetic

Oleochemical And Petrochemical Makers Square Off.

January 24, 2007

Bush Proposes 20% Cut In U.S. Gas Use

President wants more non-oil-based fuel, better vehicle efficiency.

January 8, 2007

HPV Information System

Database Helps In Ways Never Envisioned By Industry, EPA.

January 4, 2007

Canada Plans Rise In Use Of Renewable Fuels

Government offers production incentives, more R&D funds.

Business Concentrates

New SOCMA Center for sustainable chemistry.

January 1, 2007

Chemistry At A Crossroads

Reigniting our commitment to science and technology: Education, collaboration, and innovation!.

December 18, 2006

Clarions for Sustainability

Chemical engineers call for action and offer ways to meet future energy and natural resource needs.

December 14, 2006

Catalytic Converters Disperse Their Metals

Extensive air sampling of potentially toxic metals conducted in U.S. for first time.

December 4, 2006

Untold Effects Of Energy Farming

Skyrocketing demand for ethanol feedstock could profoundly change the agricultural landscape.

November 27, 2006

NSF Chemistry Gets New Leader

Clemson professor Luis Echegoyen takes control of division, unveils plans to reverse funding trend, advance research frontiers.

2007 Student Opportunities in Green Chemistry

November 20, 2006

Better Energy Through Chemistry

By supporting new energy creation techniques, specialty chemical companies are turning the oil and gas price run-up into a business opportunity.

Renewable Energy

RAND Corp. says big gains can be achieved at little cost.

Shell, Codexis Sign Biofuels Pact

Big oil company and small biotech firm are latest to pursue hot market.

Call for Nominations for Environmental Innovation Award

November 7, 2006

VeraSun To Diversify Into Biodiesel

Major ethanol producer plans to make two biofuels from the same feedstock.

November 6, 2006

C&EN Talks With: Thomas E. Graedel

Industrial ecologist's work prompts scientists to plan ahead for possible limits on natural resources.

October 30, 2006

Editor's Page

Humanity's decision.

October 18, 2006

DuPont Sets Green Goals

Company aims to double green R&D spending, help avert global warming.

October 16, 2006

Greening The Paint Market

Industry looks for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of paints and coatings.

Iceland's Move To Renewable Energy

October 9, 2006

Big Savings Through Efficiency

Dow is midway through a 20-year efficiency program that aims to cut energy use in half by 2015.

October 2, 2006

A Methanol Proposal

Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy.

Solar Market Powers Silicon

Polysilicon shortages are boon to manufacturers, bane of solar energy industry.

September 18, 2006

Investors Buy Emission Credits

Purchase gets brokers involved in global warming gas cuts in a big way.

September 11, 2006

On Or Off Track?

Critics say EPA's voluntary program rewards polluters with fewer inspections.

September 4, 2006

Emissions Trading Deal Set For China

World Bank-brokered deal provides $1.02 billion for emissions reductions.

Earth-Friendly Cool Cars In 2011

Fluorine-based-refrigerant makers jockey to save auto-air-conditioning market from CO2 threat.

ACS Meetings News

Sustainability session.

August 28, 2006

Chemistry Innovation Network Is Set Up In U.K.

Knowledge-transfer organization aims to benefit British chemistry-using industries.

Splitting Water

Renewable hydrogen.

August 2, 2006

Senate Approves Offshore Drilling

Chemical makers say bill could provide new supplies of natural gas and lower prices.

July 31, 2006

Industrial Biotech

BIO conference charts the long route to economic viability in fuels and chemicals.

July 24, 2006

Editor's Page

Biofuels reality check.

July 12, 2006

Marathon Oil Plans Ethanol Venture

Company is the first major U.S. oil refiner to announce construction of an ethanol plant.

July 10, 2006

Going Green Keeps Getting Easier

Presidential honors reward advances in chemistry that promote pollution prevention and sustainability.

June 27, 2006

Presidential Awards

Honors recognize chemical innovations that promote pollution prevention and sustainability.

June 26, 2006

Waxman Proposes Tough Climate Bill

Legislation would cut greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.

June 21, 2006

BP And DuPont To Make 'Biobutanol'

Firms say they are close to producing a biofuel more advanced than ethanol.

June 20, 2006

Chevron, Georgia Tech Form Fuels Alliance

Chevron commits up to $12 million for research into biofuels and hydrogen.

June 12, 2006

Editor's Page

Protecting oceans and coastlines.

Driving Efficiency

High-performance plastics are finding increased relevance as a way to make cars less costly to manufacture-and fill up at the gas pump.

June 2, 2006

Chevron Creates Business Unit In Emerging Biofuels Sector

Oil giant wants to find new ways to make ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels.

May 29, 2006

Liveris Tells It Like It Is

Dow Chemical CEO is alternately engaging, decisive, and combative as he outlines his firm's energy, research, and strategic options.

April 3, 2006

Industrial Biotech Gains Momentum

Growth of commercial enzyme-mediated processes points to the future of the chemical industry.

March 6, 2006

Bush Promotes Alternative Fuel

Ethanol blend can help reduce demand for fossil fuels, but technology and infrastructure hurdles remain.

February 13, 2006

Energy For A Sustainable Future

Experts discuss integration of climate-change concerns into energy planning, research priorities.

February 1, 2006

Extreme Risk

U.K. study lays out grave dangers of exceeding thresholds of global warming.

January 30, 2006

Editor's Page

The Chemistry Enterprise in 2015.

January 24, 2006

U.S. Ranks 28th In Meeting Environmental Goals

New Zealand, most of Western Europe, Canada, and Japan score high on meeting key objectives.

January 19, 2006

Emissions Strategy

Six Countries Vow To Fight Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Protect Economic Growth.

January 16, 2006

Incentives Boost Coal Gasification

Higher energy prices are making technologies to gasify the nation's vast coal reserves attractive again.

December 13, 2005

UN Climate-Change Meeting Wraps Up

Delegates agree to extend Kyoto protocol beyond 2012.

December 12, 2005

Genomics And Clean Energy

Developing biotechnology area is attracting more than just biologists; there's a place for chemists, too.

December 5, 2005

Carbon Emissions Trading Picks Up

As UN conference gets under way, firms eye emissions profit potential.

Canada Hosts UN Climate meeting

Leaders call for strong action; U.S. continues to oppose emissions targets.

Push On Hill For Fuel Independence

Lawmakers seek to cut U.S. demand for oil, boost biofuels and alternative-technology vehicles.

Honors For Green Chemistry Institute

Business Concentrates

LG develops green route.

November 18, 2005

Chemical Makers Seek Relief

Industry wants Congress to end drilling restrictions to increase natural gas supplies.

November 14, 2005

Dry Cleaning Dreams

Numerous contenders seek to unseat perchloroethylene as the top dry cleaning solvent.

November 10, 2005

Degussa To Build Biotech R&D Center

German firm will also invest in silicon for solar panels.

October 24, 2005

Plastics Recycling Award Nominations

Gold Promotes Green Oxidation

Gold catalysts can be tuned for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons.

October 17, 2005

Editor's Page

Energy is chemistry's challenge.

October 10, 2005

Olefin Metathesis Gets Nobel Nod

Chauvin, Grubbs, and Schrock are honored for a highly practical chemical reaction.

October 3, 2005

Climate Change

Compressing, Storing CO2 Could Minimize Climate Change.

Hot Times Ahead For Refrigerants

As worry over refrigerants' threat to the ozone layer recedes, concern over global warming rises.

Green Polymer Field Blossoming

Progress reported in making new materials from renewable feedstocks such as soybean oils.

September 12, 2005

Katrina Renews Energy Debate

Lawmakers say U.S. needs to increase, diversify supplies of oil and natural gas.

Ethanol Wins Big In Energy Policy

But critics continue to question the value of producing the corn-derived biofuel.

Business Concentrates

Sustainability index revised.

September 1, 2005

Slow Growth For Renewables

Renewable energy use registers only marginal growth in 2004.

August 29, 2005

Insights: A Defining Moment

Chemists acknowledge the need to quicken the pace of implementing sustainable technologies.

August 22, 2005

Filling Up With Hydrogen

New materials and methods are improving hydrogen storage and production technology, but significant challenges remain.

Solar Energy Needs Major Push

DOE says considerable research is required to improve solar energy.

Point/Counterpoint: Competing Visions Of A Hydrogen Economy

Romm and Chalk take sides over research priorities and hydrogen's role in future transportation and energy security issues.

Green Chemistry Summer School Is International Draw

August 15, 2005

Energy Policy Set

Natural gas supply remains a major concern for chemical manufacturers.

August 1, 2005

Energy Bill Set

Conference bill boosts ethanol and natural gas, drops MTBE exclusion.

Ionic Liquids Make Splash In Industry

Salzburg congress reveals increasing industrial interest in uses for low-melting-point salts.

Government Concentrates

Six nations form climate partnership.

July 18, 2005

EPA Clean Air Rule Challenged

Multiple lawsuits find fault in agency's interstate pollution controls.

July 11, 2005

Energy Bill Hits Final Stretch

House and Senate begin hard work of finding compromises that ensure the bill's passage.

States Act To Protect Climate

States and cities enact variety of initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases.

July 4, 2005

Senate Passes Energy Bill

Fate now rests on congressional leaders' power to resolve House and Senate bills.

June 27, 2005

Green Success

Presidential awards honor chemists for developing cleaner and economically viable technologies.

June 21, 2005

Awards Given For Green Innovations

Presidential Awards recognize chemists for developing cleaner and economically viable technologies.

June 20, 2005

Senate Moves On Energy Bill

President increases pressure for bill; Senate leaders hope for quick passage.

June 6, 2005

The Nuclear Hot Potato

As radioactive waste mounts and Yucca Mountain stalls, pressure grows for an interim storage site.

May 30, 2005

Expanding Solar Energy Globally

Scientists gather at Department of Energy workshop to identify basic research priorities.

May 23, 2005

Senate Continues Energy Debate

More thorny issues likely to emerge as committee begins second week on bill.

May 16, 2005

GE Pushes For Clean Products

CEO says new technologies needed for 'carbon-constrained world'.

May 9, 2005

Bush Backs Suspension Of Ethanol Tariff

Dropping the duty on imports of the fuel additive is not the answer to high gasoline prices, industry insists.

May 2, 2005

House Passes Energy Bill

Legislation includes controversial provisions on MTBE and drilling.

Protecting Ozone Helps Protect Climate

Reducing CFCs has a large impact on total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

A Small Business Goes For The Green

Northaven is developing new applications for N-vinylformamide as an alternative to acrylamide.

Business Concentrates

BASF boosts bioplastic.

April 25, 2005

Business Concentrates

Novozymes, DOE claim cost cut.

April 18, 2005

ACS Comment

Toward a global environmental ethic.

April 15, 2005

Government Concentrates

Government & Policy roundup.

March 28, 2005

Renewable Materials

Two pacts may help spur biomass plastics.

March 14, 2005

Allocating Air Pollution

Power generators are split over how emission allowances should get divvied up.

Science Concentrates

CO2 used to process carbs.

February 17, 2005

Advice On Climate Change Policy

Experts weigh in for President Bush before his trip to Europe.

February 14, 2005

Green Priorities

Experts identify objectives to help industry embrace sustainable practices.

February 5, 2005

Government Concentrates

EPA, Justice settle with ConocoPhillips.

January 31, 2005

Global Warning

Experts call for action now to avert runaway climate change.

January 24, 2005

Science Concentrates

Toward 'green' Grignard chemistry.

January 10, 2005

New Natural Gas Policy Sought

Companies and conservation groups join to demand revised U.S. gas plan.

Meeting Kyoto Protocol Goals

European Union firms begin carbon dioxide emissions trading.

A Seasoned Voice In Energy Debate

Expert commission seeks more federal spending, mandatory CO2 caps, tougher auto fuel standards.

January 3, 2005

Making Olefins From Soybeans

Catalytic method converts soy-based biodiesel to valuable chemicals.

December 20, 2004

Putting A Lid On Carbon Dioxide

Carbon sequestration, clean-coal research mark government response to climate-change threat.

November 22, 2004

Campus Hazard

EPA finds waste violations at universities, works with schools to tailor rules aimed at industry.

November 8, 2004

Putting A Lid On Carbon Dioxide

Carbon sequestration, clean-coal research mark government response to climate-change threat.

Sustainable Specialties

Performance chemical producers put renewable resources to the test as products of the future.

November 1, 2004

Climate Change

Russia approves Kyoto Protocol.

October 25, 2004

Environmental Progress

Workshop examines whether voluntary actions or mandatory regulations are best for environment.

October 18, 2004

Insights: Kyoto Protocol

New strategies are needed to encourage wider participation as climate threats loom large.

The Many Faces Of Chlorine

Howlett and Collins square off about one of the most evocative chemicals.

October 11, 2004

High-end Innovation Leads Textile Dyes

Faced with Asian overcapacity, major suppliers boost product performance.

Is There Hope For Hydrogen?

The Hype About Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race To Save the Climate.

October 11, 2004

Power From Moving Water

Hopes abound that a new generation of technologies can make clean, affordable electricity from power of tides, waves, or any water in motion.

September 20, 2004

Coal-Fired Power May Get Cleaner

Utility's plan to build 1,000-MW clean-coal plant may change the world for coal-generated power.

September 13, 2004

Government Concentrates

Businesses must act to address climate change.

August 16, 2004

Government Concentrates

DOE funds energy efficiency programs.

August 9, 2004

Business Concentrates

Rohm and Haas studies biomass, invests in fund.

July 19, 2004

Chemistry For Water

CHEMRAWN conference in Paris examines how chemistry can help meet the world's water supply and quality needs.

July 12, 2004

Green Innovations

Presidential awards honor cleaner, cheaper, and smarter chemistry that delivers novel products and processes to prevent pollution.

June 21, 2004

Power From The Sun

After decades of promise, solar energy science and production is on an upswing, but how far can solar go to solve the world???s energy ills?

June 14, 2004

Science Concentrates

New complex turns H2O into O2.

June 7, 2004

Track Us, Trust Us

American Chemistry Council says will supply the facts to earn the public's trust.

Pulling Together

Responsible care grew out of discord.

May 31, 2004

Biomass Or Bust

Technology to use plant-derived sugars to produce chemical feedstocks is ready ... and waiting.

Business Concentrates

Ineos pioneers a carbon trade.

May 17, 2004

Greater Industry Innovation Urged

Energy experts want U.S. chemical industry to transform energy crisis into company profits.

May 3, 2004

Business Concentrates

Enzyme pact is extended.

Government Concentrates

$350 million in hydrogen R&D grants issued.

April 27, 2004

Unraveling The Secrets Of Silk

Model for protein assembly based on silkworm cocoons gets cellulose chemists' attention.

April 19, 2004

Cleaning Out The Labs

New EPA program to help middle and high schools eliminate excess chemicals.

April 5, 2004

Raising The Profile Of Green Chemistry

British program aims to embed sustainability in thinking and practice of chemical sciences.

March 22, 2004

Green Chemistry

House Science Committee unveils legislation to target emerging science.

Getting To 'Clean Coal'

U.S. faces a rocky path to clean up coal-fired electric power plants in an era of shrinking federal dollars and fewer regulations.

Editor's Page

A Challenge We Must Meet--II.

March 15, 2004

C&EN Talks With: Tony Bastock

Recent president of U.K.'s CIA assesses Europe's progress toward sustainability.

February 16, 2004

Chemical Firms In Fuel Firsts

Companies say technologies will lead to less dependence on fossil fuels.

Science Concentrates

H2 from ethanol: cheap and fast.

February 9, 2004

Warming Up To Global Warming

Chemical company views on greenhouse gas regulations are as diverse as the industry itself.

January 26, 2004

Government Concentrates

Court upholds EPA's power to overrule states on air permits.

January 19, 2004

Congress Tackles Energy Bill Again

Senate plans to push ahead on legislation early this year; outcome hinges on two votes.

Sustainable Growth: A New Company Value

The Sustainable Company: How To Create Lasting Value Through Social and Environmental Performance.

January 12, 2004

Business Concentrates

VW, ADM in biodiesel pact.

January 5, 2004

Insights: Cracking The Sustainability Code

Chemists move to the front line as public concern shifts to products.

July 21, 2003

A Green Agenda For Engineering

New set of principles provides guidance to improve designs for sustainability needs.

June 9, 2003

Moving Toward A Hydrogen Economy

DOE workshop brings together scientists to prioritize research needs for switching to hydrogen.

November 25, 2002

Green Chemistry Progress Report

Faster implementation of pollution prevention strategy will help reach global sustainability goals.

July 22, 2002

Sustainability Focus

Michigan engineering graduate programs add study area to enhance environmental literacy.

July 16, 2001

Green Chemistry

CHEMRAWN conference explores the progress and prospects of chemical research and science policy in advancing global sustainable development.

December 10, 2001

Europe Seeks A Lasting Course

Chemical industry benefits from research funding projects for sustainable development.

July 26, 1999

Targeted products contribute to sustainability

» Climate Change

Climate Change A collection of articles written by C&EN staff since 1998 on topics concerning climate change.

October 18, 2010

Regional CO2 Reductions

Advocates, opponents turn to state cap-and-trade programs as climate-change bill falters in Congress.

October 11, 2010

Virginia Re-Ignites Climate Fraud Probe

Climate Change: Attorney general again subpoena's documents of university climate researcher.

September 13, 2010

Potholes On The Road To Renewable Fuels

Corn-kernel-based ethanol hits the fast lane, but cellulosic ethanol is still stuck in first gear.

September 6, 2010

Judge Halts Virginia Climate Probe

Attorney general to issue new order to force university to provide researcher's data, e-mails.

August 23, 2010

Prevailing Disaster

Hopes for a new climate treaty grow dimmer, even in the face of extreme weather events.

Federal agency says state's 'flexible' permit program violates the clean air act.

Federal agency says state's 'flexible' permit program violates the clean air act.

August 9, 2010

EPA's Move On CO2 Reaps 24 Lawsuits

Climate Change: Plaintiffs challenge agency's plan, based on 'endangerment' decision.

August 2, 2010

Fighting Over Clean Air

Industry attacks decades-old air pollution rules to repel greenhouse gas regulation.

Cap And Trade Dies In Senate

Politics: Majority leader says too few votes exist for bill putting a price on carbon.

July 26, 2010

Carbon Dioxide's Unsettled Future

Technologies to reel in greenhouse gas emissions abound, but can't move forward without policy actions.

July 12, 2010

Air Pollution Action

Emissions: EPA targets smog, particulate matter and agrees to review hazardous pollution limits.

July 5, 2010

Steven E. Koonin

Energy Department's Undersecretary of Science talks about laying the groundwork for a clean-energy revolution.

Doubtful Future For Energy Bill

Politics: Senators meet with President, but show little interest in climate legislation.

June 21, 2010

Climate Changing

UN talks begin rebuilding process to craft an emissions treaty following Copenhagen letdown.

Obama Pushes For A Climate Bill

President urges action on climate change and breaking U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

June 14, 2010

BP's Ever-Growing Oil Spill

Environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals U.S.'s inability to plan for, control, and clean up oil spills in deep waters.

President, Some Members Of Congress Hope BP Spill Will Invigorate Energy Legislation Push

June 7, 2010

Climate Debate Turns Foul

Scientists are being intimidated and harassed because of their research, they tell Congress.

May 31, 2010

Obama Beefs Up Oil Spill Response

Environment: President announces measures to avoid another oil rig disaster.

May 24, 2010

Dispersed Oil Raises Concerns

Spill Cleanup: EPA backs subsurface use of dispersants, but questions remain.

May 17, 2010

Busy Week Of Oil Investigations

BP Spill: Congress, administration investigate, respond to gulf disaster.

Cap-And-Trade Bill Introduced

Climate Change: Kerry, Lieberman bill is released after months of delay.

May 10, 2010

Obama Pressed To Scrap Drilling Plan

Energy: Administration will review offshore safety and technology issues.

Virginia Probes Climate Science

Investigation: Attorney general has gone too far, research supporters and critics agree.

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» Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

A collection of articles written by C&EN staff since 2001 on topics concerning Green Chemistry.

October 25, 2010

Greening Up Process Chemistry

Advances in biocatalysis, taming hazardous reactions help improve pharmaceutical and fine chemicals production.

September 27, 2010

Catalyst For Sustainability

Green chemistry is touted as a model of industrial and pharmaceutical process efficiency.

August 9, 2010

A Radical Way To Make Phosphines

Organic Synthesis: Chlorine-free procedure could lead to a green industrial process.

July 5, 2010

Carboxylation Made Simple

Green Chemistry: Method directly adds CO2 to aromatic C-H bonds.

June 28, 2010

2010 Green Chemistry Awards

Honors: Presidential challenge awards recognize innovations that promote sustainability.

May 10, 2010

Common Ground For Going Green

Effort to develop a chemical industry standard is driven by the need to share comparative data.

Green Chemical Standard's Potentially Broad Reach

New standard could benefit chemical makers and consumer products manufacturers by promoting information exchange.

April 19, 2010

The Paper Chase

With the help of specialty chemicals, papermakers seek endless recycling of scarce fibers.

March 29, 2010

A Shout-Out For Green Chemistry

ACS Meeting News: EPA's Paul Anastas exhorts chemists to embrace commitment to sustainability.

A New Measure Of Sustainability

ACS Meeting News: iSustain Alliance presents Web-based application for tracking greener product development.

Drugs In The Environment

Stakeholders consider ways to reduce the impact of drugs that get past sewage treatment plants and into nature.

Greener Drugs: Benign-By-Design Strategies

March 22, 2010

Ozonolysis Goes With The Flow

Chemists have designed a flow reactor system for safer and greener ozonolysis of alkenes.

March 15, 2010

Advancing Biomaterials

Cost Reduction: Chemical firms target alternative fuels and feedstocks.

March 8, 2010

Methane From Arctic Ocean

Climate Science: Amount of the greenhouse gas seeping from undersea deposits is much greater than expected.

The Promise Of Green Chemistry

Book probes chemicals of concern as well as the concepts and perspectives of green chemistry.

March 1, 2010

Refined Path From Biomass To Biofuel

Flow-reactor system converts γ-valerolactone into ready-to-use gasoline and jet fuel.

February 22, 2010

China's Environment

Unsustainable agricultural practices attract attention.

February 8, 2010

Promising To Control Emissions

Climate Change: U.S., China, others pledge to limit greenhouse gases

Sustaining Clean

At SDA meeting, companies big and small sought to collaborate on sustainability

February 1, 2010

The Other Solar

Chemical makers see a new alternative-energy market in concentrating solar power.

One-Pot Biodiesel

Synthetic Biology: Bacteria make biodiesel directly from glucose and hemicellulose.

January 25, 2010

Beyond The Basics

Laundry detergent makers and their raw material suppliers are sticking to innovation despite a rocky economy.

Seeking To Cement A Green Future

New chemistries promise to revolutionize stodgy building materials industry.

January 18, 2010

New Way To 'Fix' CO2

Electrocatalysis: Process converts CO2 in air into the useful organic feedstock oxalate.

January 4, 2010

Clean-Energy Push Takes Off

Critics praise advanced research program for its laudable goals but worry over its implementation.

December 14, 2009

Biorefiners Win Government Funds

Green Goal: Grants will advance fuels and chemicals from renewable raw materials.

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