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January 7, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 1
January 7, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 1
By Marinda Li Wu
(pp. 2-4)
Government & Policy
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Supply problems with vital rare-earth metals attract new magnet-making methods (pp. 23-25)
Back Issues

News of the Week

Fiscal Cliff Deal Sets Up March Battle

Federal Budget: Scientists and industry worry about deep spending cuts that were put off until spring

EPA Finalizes Boiler Rule

Air Pollution: Standards will reduce hazardous emissions from chemical plants, refineries

How An Insect Version Of Antifreeze Works

Biochemistry: Antifreeze protein influences a network of water molecules to stop ice

Clariant Sells Three Businesses To SK Capital For $550 Million

Portfolio Adjustments: Sale of textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses part of growth and profit strategy

Founders Revive ‘One-step’ Biofuel Firm Qteros

Technology for single-step cellulosic ethanol gets a second chance

ACS Posts Online Review Of Leadscope Case

A comprehensive explanation gives the public access to the history and ramifications of the case

Environment Chief Resigns

Personnel: Lisa Jackson will depart the Environmental Protection Agency



Government & Policy

Early-career scientists in Europe worry about future research funding
(pp. 20-21)
Agency looks at impacts on economy, including effect on chemical industry
(pp. 18-19)
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House
(pp. 16-17)


Science writer Michael Freemantle explores how science and technology defined The ‘Chemists’ War,’ World War I
(pp. 27-28)