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:
- Environmentalism Then and Now: From Fears to Opportunities, 1970-2010 (Feature)
- Why Metrics Matter: Evaluating Policy Choices for Reactive Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
- The Plight of the Bees (Feature)
- Life Cycle Assessment: Past, Present, and Future
- Evaluation of Factors Affecting Stakeholder Risk Perception of Contaminated Sediment Disposal in Oslo Harbor
- Deployment Models for Commercialized Carbon Capture and Storage
- From Chemical Risk Assessment to Environmental Quality Management: The Challenge for Soil Protection
- Dioxins: An Overview and History (Feature)
- Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment: Five Decades of Experience
- Environmental Scientists, Biologically Active Compounds, and Sustainability: The Vital Role for Small-Scale Science (Feature)
- Nitrate in United Kingdom Rivers: Policy and Its Outcomes Since 1970
- Modeling Phototransformation Reactions in Surface Water Bodies: 2,4-Dichloro-6-Nitrophenol As a Case Study
- Bioaccumulation of Organic Contaminants in Humans: A Multimedia Perspective and the Importance of Biotransformation
- Mesoscale Carbon Sequestration Site Screening and CCS Infrastructure Analysis
- On-Road Vehicle Emission Control in Beijing: Past, Present, and Future
- A Framework for Evaluating the Contribution of Transformation Products to Chemical Persistence in the Environment
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