February 23, 2004 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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February 23, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 8
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February 23, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 8
U.S. faces a rocky path to clean up coal-fired electric power plants in an era of shrinking federal dollars and fewer regulations
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 20-25)
Features
Business
French firm plans more divestitures to shrink heavy debt burden 
Science & Technology
Switzerland's largest city recently has been a magnet for U.S.-honed chemical researchers (pp. 27-34)
Back Issues
 
BAD AIR DAYS
Coal Pollution Leads To Town Buyout
(pp. 20-25)
 

News of the Week

RHODIA CHARTS ITS SURVIVAL

French firm plans more divestitures to shrink heavy debt burden
(p.4)

CONCERNED SCIENTISTS

Scientific leaders say Administration has undermined science
(p.5)

NEW PLAYER IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Isoprene derivatives may be significant source of secondary organic aerosols
(p.5)

DNA VACCINES GET A SHOT IN THE ARM

Polymer microspheres synchronize DNA release and immune response
(p.6)

MERCK SELLS LAB SUPPLY BUSINESS

Sale frees German firm to focus on chemicals and pharmaceuticals
(p.7)

SENSOR RAPIDLY DETECTS MERCURY

Dye-sensitized film senses low levels of Hg(II) cations in aqueous solutions
(p.8)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Coal Pollution Leads To Town Buyout
(pp. 20-25)
U.S. faces a rocky path to clean up coal-fired electric power plants in an era of shrinking federal dollars and fewer regulations
(pp. 20-25)
Institute of Medicine hears clashing evidence on whether vaccine preservative causes autism
(pp. 18-19)
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Science & Technology

Rovers make Mars the center of attention, but is Bush's space exploration plan good science?
(p.40)
New and Notable in the Chemical Industry
(p.41)
Studies advance understanding of how enzymes work, but some ideas provoke controversy
(pp. 35-39)
Switzerland's largest city recently has been a magnet for U.S.-honed chemical researchers
(pp. 27-34)

Career & Employment

Overshadowed by the East and West Coasts, it's not just about corn and cows
(pp. 45-48)

Newscripts

(p.56)

Editor's Page

Letters