Public Release:  Environmental Science & Technology special issue on environmental policy

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2010 -- Key articles in a special print edition of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), one of the world's premier environmental journals, are now available online. The articles will appear Jan. 1, 2011 in an ES&T issue on environmental policy.

The topics range from the mysterious disorder decimating honey bee colonies to ways to capture and store carbon and mitigate greenhouse effect. Those marked "Feature" are written in a less technical style and suitable for general readers, including students and non-scientists. Full texts of the Features can be accessed now without charge. The entire special issue will be available without charge online throughout 2011 when the world celebrates the International Year of Chemistry.

Entitled "Environmental Policy: Past, Present, and Future," the special issue of ES&T recognizes closure of a "green" decade in which people became more aware of environmental issues and society marked the 40th anniversaries of Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition to scientific research articles and features, the issue will include articles on policy analysis, and critical reviews on science and engineering. It will also review the history and directions of environmental policies.

"This special ES&T issue also addresses the invited themes of chemical risk assessment, energy and the environment, water quality and quantity, biodiversity, information management, and global poverty," said Jerald Schnoor, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of ES&T. "Readers can also examine the origins of the world's environmental issues and how scientists are investigating, prioritizing, and addressing concerns."

The following articles are included in this special ES&T issue:

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