A World of Science by theme: Chemistry

  • Out of sight, out of mind? (2013, EN, FR), on the Groundwater Governance Project (2011−2014), which hopes to influence political decision-making by raising awareness of the urgent need to manage groundwater more sustainably, such as by reducing chemical pollution
  • Preserving the Memory of the World (2013, EN), provides examples of human ingenuity over the past 2000 years that have been inscribed on the Memory of the World Register, to mark the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s eponymous programme
  • Genetic pollution is Permanent (2013, EN), interview on the ethical implications of synthetic biology for the environment and human health
  • Where Would We Be without Chemistry? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the omnipresence of chemistry in our daily lives (comes with a pull-out Periodic Table)
  • From the Dark Ages to the Green Ages (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU) tracing the rise of green chemistry over the past 20 years or so
  • Environmental Crime Scene (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the emerging field of environmental forensics
  • Chemical Contaminants: those Invisible Additives in our Drink (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why we should be worried about the extent of chemical contamination of surface and ground water
  • What Future for Nuclear Power? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the prospects for nuclear power in light of diminishing uranium stocks
  • As Chemists, We are Designers (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on using laser to cure cancer
  • Hot Ice (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the reasons why common chemicals like water and methane can behave differently on the icy planets of Uranus and Neptune and the implications for prospection of new energy sources on Earth
  • A Pinch of Salt (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the rationale behind the adoption of a new standard for measuring the salt content in seawater
  • Small is Beautiful (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on how UNESCO’s global microscience experiments project is fostering experimentation in African schools
  • Why Scientists are Taking a Stand against Ocean Fertilization with Urea (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why 57 scientists from 18 countries oppose this geoengineering technique
  • Far from the Nanohype (2007, EN, ES, FR), on maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Mini-laboratories for the Middle-East (2007, EN, ES, RU), on how UNESCO’s global microscience experiments project is fostering experimentation in schools in the Middle East
  • Arsenic Filter Stalks Silent Killer in Bangladesh (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the invention of a filter to protect the Bangladeshi population from groundwater contaminated by naturally high levels of arsenic
  • A Carbon Sink that Can no Longer Cope? (2004, EN, FR), on monitoring the acidification of the oceans in a high CO2 world
  • Practical Laboratory Work: to Be or not to Be? (2003, EN, FR), on the introduction of UNESCO’s microscience experiments project into Cameroon and the wider sub-region
  • Watching Research on Ocean Storage of Carbon (2003, EN, FR), on why UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission has set up a watching brief on ocean sequestration of carbon

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