FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 07, 2010

Chemical & Engineering News introduces its first news channel on environmental news

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2010 — Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) weekly newsmagazine, has launched its first news channel, the Environmental SCENE. The channel provides a steady stream of news about environmental research, business, and policy, including coverage of climate change, pollution, toxic substances, energy and sustainability.

The Environmental SCENE appears on C&EN’s Web site as well as on the Web sites of four ACS journals: Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Energy & Fuels, and Chemical Research in Toxicology. One of the news channel’s primary goals is to provide tailored news of interest to readers of those journals, all of which have an environmental bent. But the stories will also appeal –– and be accessible –– to anyone with an interest in environmental research, policy, and business.

Drawing on content from the pages of C&EN, the news channel also produces its own original content, significantly expanding C&EN’s coverage of environmental research.

The Environmental SCENE is the first of what will be several C&EN news channels. The magazine anticipates developing channels covering news in analytical chemistry and instrumentation, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, the chemical-biology interface and other areas. Look for the next channel later this year.

The Environmental SCENE is edited by C&EN’s Lila Guterman and Michael Torrice. C&EN Editor-in-Chief Rudy Baum wrote an editorial about the new news channel in the July 5 issue of C&EN.

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