ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - May/June 2016

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - May/June 2016

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

Under pressure
As the environmental impact of climate change becomes more apparent­, marine researchers like the University of British Columbia­’s Philippe Tortell and Roger Francois are establishing a baseline of data to assess the impact on Arctic Ocean waters.

In the mid-1990s, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an in-depth report on how human activity was...

Chemistry professor Michael Organ has taken on some tough puzzles in organic chemistry and added to the roster of industrial tools for synthesizin...

When scientists announced a few years ago that ice had been found on the moon, most of us — Canadians in particular — would likely have envisioned...