Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society
 

December 16, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 50
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December 16, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 50
The fate of three new power plants may set the future for U.S. solar energy
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 9-12)
Features
Government & Policy
Governments, businesses, and now the National Academy of Sciences consider how to avoid 'regrettable substitution' (pp. 19-20)
Science & Technology
Exchanging heart-taxing fats makes processed foods healthier (pp. 24-26)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: A New Race For Solar

Green Energy’s Environmental Impacts
Trampled desert biocrusts are one of the consequences to contemplate in the quest to implement sustainable energy technologies
 

News of the Week

Honoring Green Chemistry

Awards: This year’s winning technologies help prevent pollution and promote sustainability
(pp. 5-10)

Budget Deal Promises Relief

Government: Science agencies may get reprieve from across-the-board cuts
(p.6)

Microbes Power Crop Alliance

Agriculture: Novozymes and Monsanto to merge crop biologicals businesses
(p.6)

ACS Board Of Directors Approves 2014 Budget, Reelects Chair

ACS News: Board approves increased budget, reelects William F. Carroll Jr.
(p.7)

Mars Rover Switches Gears

Space Chemistry: Search for habitability morphs into search for organic carbon
(p.7)

Honeywell To Build First U.S. Plant For HFO-1234yf Coolant

Fluorochemicals: Louisiana facility is intended to supply automakers with an improved refrigerant
(p.8)

Nanobiopsy Technique Samples A Cell Without Killing It

Analytics: Computer-controlled nanopipette nondestructively extracts samples from living cells
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Governments, businesses, and now the National Academy of Sciences consider how to avoid 'regrettable substitution'
(pp. 19-20)
World War II law gives mining companies right to land, but draws questions in light of alternative energy push
(pp. 20-21)
The fate of three new power plants may set the future for U.S. solar energy
(pp. 9-12)
Governments, businesses, and now the National Academy of Sciences consider how to avoid 'regrettable substitution'
(pp. 19-20)

Books

Fresh view of the central science provides concise and accessible introduction for general audience
(pp. 28-29)