ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - November/December 2014 Issue

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - November/December 2014 Issue

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Featured Stories

What’s the buzz?
Neonicotinoids have been implicated as the culprit in mass bee die-offs. However, some warn that the banning of neonicotinoids may force farmers to use alternatives that are even worse for the environment.

As insects go, bees undoubtedly lead the polls of popular opinion. While most...

Nanotech: Think big by thinking small. That could be nanotechnology’s tagline, if indeed this hot area of science needed a cool slogan — which it...

The line of wheat waving in a field in the Alberta countryside is broken abruptly by a dark earthen wall.

Columns

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor