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January 6, 2010
About 20% of the 84,000 chemicals used commercially in the U.S. are protected by a provision in the Toxic Substances Control Act that allows their names and properties to be kept...
January 6, 2010
Never before has there been so much uncertainty over the future supply and demand for hydrocarbons, particularly in transport, which accounts for 50% of primary oil consumption. Some...
January 6, 2010
This month, as the holiday season draws to a close, The European Chemicals Agency, (ECHA; Helsinki), will give us all a belated New Year’s gift in its updated Candidate List for...
January 4, 2010
Over the span of my 40-year career in the specialty chemical industry, I have learned that with every challenge, there is also opportunity.  Today, globalization and outsourcing...
December 21, 2009
The climate accord agreed in Copenhagen on Saturday arguably will do little to protect the planet from anthropogenic climate change. As every face-saving politician that participated...
December 17, 2009
The U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act was passed 35 years ago and regulates 91 contaminants in U.S. drinking water. The list of contaminants has not been updated since 2000 (hey, I wonder...
May 18, 2010
Yesterday I queued for more than 5 hours in near freezing conditions to pick up my badge and enter the Copenhagen climate conference. I was not alone. Unlike other United Nations...
December 17, 2009
The atmosphere outside the conference center in Copenhagen where climate negotiations are ongoing soured today when riot police clashed with protestors. Hundreds of protestors were met...
December 14, 2009
The Copenhagen United Nations climate summit arguably is the world’s most important peace time meeting of the past 50 years. With so much at stake for the chemicals industry (as...
December 10, 2009
In the recent years we all have been reading and hearing about what the Indians have been doing in the areas of IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals etc. They have...
December 10, 2009
During the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen this week we have witnessed climate activists criticising carbon trading as the mechanism of choice for achieving...
December 9, 2009
Some U.S. House Republicans plan to accompany President Obama to Copenhagen, though they don't appear particularly interested in reaching an agreement. Representative Joe Barton...
December 9, 2009
Alex Scott's post earlier today about the 'religion' of climate change got me thinking about an odd parallel between climate change denialism and another debate here in the U.S....
December 9, 2009
The Copenhagen climate summit is well underway. The chattering classes around the world-are chattering increasingly about climate change. There’s a view among some of the...
December 8, 2009
At the UN Climate Change Summit (COP 15) in Copenhagen, a leading climate scientist from NASA, Dr James Hansen, has claimed that “cap-and-trade schemes are a terrible...
December 8, 2009
European Union (EU)A [carbon] prices have enjoyed a strong rally in recent days. The Dec09 contract is now nearing €15.00 ($22) having traded at only €12.50 last week. Many...
November 25, 2009
Leave aside for a moment the bickering between former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair and current prime minister Gordon Brown and the fact that the U.K. has a whopping sense of...
November 20, 2009
Participants of the Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) - a program introduced by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to further the scientific understanding of...
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