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Steady rise in US science and engineering doctorates raises job worries

28 April 2016 News and Analysis

Most research doctorates ever awarded in 2014, with chemistry PhDs jumping 35% in last decade

US federal research funding saw 6% growth

25 April 2016 News and Analysis

Support for research grew significantly between 2013 and 2014 but is expected to flatten in 2015 when figures are released

Hawaii lab explosion linked to safety failings

22 April 2016 News and Analysis

Accident that cost a postdoc her arm resulted from inappropriate equipment and unheeded warnings

Going up in vapour

15 April 2016  Premium contentFeature

As research suggests that e-cigarettes may expose vapers to harmful chemicals, Rebecca Trager finds that governments are catching up with regulations 

FDA moves to withdraw swine drug carbadox

13 April 2016 Business

Carcinogenic antibiotic has been banned in EU, Canada and Australia for years

California lab safety centre to investigate Hawaii University accident

13 April 2016 News and Analysis

Probe into recent lab explosion that took postdoc’s arm to report at the end of April

Surge in US industry investment linked to shale gas

12 April 2016 Business

264 expansion or construction projects announced, of which 40% have commenced or completed

Brazilian recession hits chemical industry

11 April 2016 Business

Demand for chemical products has fallen 7.9% in the last year, as production hits all-time low

Dow settles remaining polyurethane price-fixing suits

11 April 2016 Business

$400m proposal covers claims of customers not involved in previous class action lawsuit

Portuguese chemist subject of new retractions

11 April 2016 News and Analysis

Eight papers published by Rodrigo Lopes have been retracted in recent years

DuPont shutters US plant where leak killed four workers

8 April 2016 Business

La Porte plant will not reopen after fatal methyl mercaptan leak in 2014

Californian hazard warning website criticised

8 April 2016 Business

Site providing information related to state’s Proposition 65 law is ‘inaccurate’ says industry association

US chemical reform threatened by supreme court ruling

6 April 2016 News and Analysis

2015 judgement on power plant emissions could force environment agency to consider compliance costs when regulating chemicals

BP’s long legal battle over Deepwater disaster ends

6 April 2016 News and Analysis

Judge finalises BP’s $20 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

CDC lab safety weaknesses in spotlight again

4 April 2016 News and Analysis

Worker at the US Centers for Disease Control diagnosed with Salmonella may have been infected in the lab

Cadmium and lead in costume jewellery prompt concern

1 April 2016 News and Analysis

Extremely high levels of toxic metals in children’s jewellery is causing alarm among US and Canadian scientists

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry will remain intact

31 March 2016 News and Analysis

Fierce opposition to dissolution of 144-year-old college has ended talk of disbanding it

US slashes exposure limit for silica dust

30 March 2016 News and Analysis

US occupational safety agency halves the amount of crystalline silica dust workers can be exposed to

Tomato waste turned into electricity

23 March 2016 News and Analysis

US researchers are generating electricity with a microbial electrochemical cell that runs off discarded food

Pipeline of US female chemists in doubt

18 March 2016 News and Analysis

New figures raise concerns about the representation of women in US chemistry departments

Low-cost sensors helped guard Disney artwork on China trip

17 March 2016 News and Analysis

Collaboration between researchers, Walt Disney and the Getty has yielded technology to protect artwork from pollution

Job worries investigated by American Chemical Society

15 March 2016 News and Analysis

ACS examines US market for chemists and whether the US is over-producing chemistry graduates

ExxonMobil sued for Clean Air Act violations

10 March 2016 Business

Environmental campaigners claim ExxonMobil’s plant emissions harm local residents

Crime lab chemist accused of fabricating drug test results

10 March 2016 News and Analysis

A US forensic chemist’s misconduct could impact up to 8000 criminal cases

Supreme Court lets EPA’s mercury pollution regulations stand

7 March 2016 News and Analysis

Obama’s controversial Mercury and Air Toxics Standards have been upheld by the US Supreme Court