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C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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February 16, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 7
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February 16, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 7
Safer and environmentally friendlier pesticides and agricultural practices gain traction on U.S. farms
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Business
Chemical firms plan a 25.1% capital spending cut and a 1.8% drop in R&D spending in 2009 (pp. 24-26)
Government & Policy
Obama’s pick for White House job endorses strict analysis of federal rules (pp. 36-38)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Greening The Farm

Pinpointing Trends In Pesticide Use
Limited data indicate that pesticide use has dropped since the 1970s
Web Exclusive
Defending Mother Nature
Combating out-of-control plants requires judicious use of herbicides
Web Exclusive
 

News of the Week

Congress Breaks Stimulus Logjam

Science, energy, education get big boost in sweeping package
(p.7)

Companies Halt Plans For Plants

Seeking to cut costs, chemical makers delay projects
(p.8)

Dow/Rohm And Haas Update

Dow works overtime to complete deal with financing that will preserve its credit rating
(p.9)

Making Water Step By Step

Atomic resolution study reveals sequence of events
(p.10)

Self-Assembled Nucleotide Helix

Structure may have implications for prebiotic chemistry
(p.10)

Chemtura's Debt

With a deadline looming, firm seeks to avoid bankruptcy, sale of the company
(p.11)

Measuring Cell Fever

Nanogel makes it possible to sense tiny temperature differences inside cells
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical firms plan a 25.1% capital spending cut and a 1.8% drop in R&D spending in 2009
(pp. 24-26)
Informex introduces forum for sustainable chemistry firms
Web Exclusive
At Informex, companies touted investments in facilities and technology
(pp. 28-31)
Swiss drug company continues to boost research spending even in downturn
(pp. 32-33)
Attendees at annual detergemts meeting confront a more hostile business environment
Web Exclusive
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Government & Policy

Obama’s pick for White House job endorses strict analysis of federal rules
(pp. 36-38)
The fiscal 2010 budget is late and the process is broken
(p.39)
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Science & Technology

Limited data indicate that pesticide use has dropped since the 1970s
Web Exclusive
Combating out-of-control plants requires judicious use of herbicides
Web Exclusive
Safer and environmentally friendlier pesticides and agricultural practices gain traction on U.S. farms
(pp. 13-20)
Despite lacking organelles, microbial cells muster an extraordinary degree of internal organization
(pp. 42-46)
Technology and business news for the laboratory world
(p.47)