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US targets neonicotinoid use in pollinator plan

27 May 2015 News and Analysis

Obama’s new strategy to promote pollinator health includes re-evaluating neonicotinoid pesticides

DuPont fined over fatal leak

26 May 2015 Business

Company lacked proper safety procedures to prevent deaths of four workers in methyl mercaptan leak

Industry body accused over links to discredited US fire safety group

26 May 2015 News and Analysis

Claims that American Chemistry Council was 'intimately involved' with flame retardant group exposed as industry front

Canada sets climate target

21 May 2015 Business

Canada aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive sectors by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030

Response to tainted US drinking water criticised

21 May 2015 News and Analysis

Scientific advice in the US is poor when it comes to responding to drinking water contamination

Judge refuses Freedom Industries’ bankruptcy plan

18 May 2015 Business

Court says $6.7m proposal from the company responsible for huge West Virginia chemical spill is inadequate

Trade agreement could limit access to medicines

15 May 2015 Business

If approved in its leaked form, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would pose barriers for generic drugs to enter the market and keep drug prices high, warns the Foundation for Aids Research

Injunction blocks first US biosimilar

14 May 2015 Business

Despite regulatory approval, Amgen is delaying sales of Sandoz’s version of filgrastim

California demands warning labels for BPA

14 May 2015 News and Analysis

Despite safety evidence, the state has added BPA to its list of cancer-linked chemicals under ‘Proposition 65’

FDA accused of violating drug company’s freedom of speech

14 May 2015 Business

Amarin says the regulator is stopping it from giving ‘truthful, not misleading’ information to doctors about its fatty acid drug

Greenhouse gas milestone exceeded

11 May 2015 News and Analysis

Global carbon dioxide levels have passed 400ppm for the first time, according to new data from the US

US agency tightens recommended fluoride levels

7 May 2015 News and Analysis

Water fluoridation level is lowered to balance tooth health with fluorosis risk

Dow to shed up to 1750 jobs by 2017

7 May 2015 Business

Chemical giant will lay off about 3% of its global workforce in the next two yearsChemical giant will lay off about 3% of its global workforce in the next two years

Travel policies restrict US government scientists attending conferences

7 May 2015 News and Analysis

Science advocacy groups are warning policymakers of the negative impacts of White House rules

US budget outlook concerns White House

5 May 2015 News and Analysis

White House budget chief warns Republicans’ 2016 spending plan doesn’t bode well for research agencies

Generics firms in three-way takeover battle

1 May 2015 Business

Mylan is chasing Perrigo, while fending off advances from Teva

Anton Toutov: The power of potassium

30 April 2015 Research

Anton Toutov discusses how using potassium to make silicon-containing organic chemicals has shaken up chemistry

US environment body criticised for persecuting 9/11 dust whistleblower

29 April 2015 News and Analysis

Agency withheld evidence exonerating a senior chemist who was fired several years ago, judge rules

High hopes for ACS cannabis division

28 April 2015 News and Analysis

An effort to create a cannabis division within the American Chemical Society is gaining momentum

Science skirmishes continue on Capitol Hill

24 April 2015 News and Analysis

Republican research funding bill faces opposition from science and academic research groups

Emerging from Deepwater

20 April 2015 News and Analysis

Five years after a BP oil rig explosion spewed millions of oil barrels into the Gulf of Mexico, key questions remain

Plant molecule could create ‘greener’ roads

30 March 2015 Research

Lignin could be turned into a more environmentally friendly and sustainable tarmac by replacing some bitumen

Sewage offers attractive source of precious metals

27 March 2015 Research

US Geological Survey team finds valuable metals in treated sewage and is working on the difficult problem of extraction

Chemists in demand as cannabis industry experiences explosive growth

24 March 2015 News and Analysis

Legalisation of marijuana in some US states is fuelling demand for analytical specialists

Opossum peptide antivenom could take on snake bites

24 March 2015 Research

An opossum serum protein that neutralises snake venom could offer a cheaper treatment for poisonous snake bites worldwide