Global Challenges – Chemistry Solutions

July 26, 2008 at 6:15 am 1 comment

I have just found out about a (relatively) new web service from the American Chemical Society called Global Challenges – Chemistry Solutions. Here’s how they describe the service, which will run from June through December:

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions is a series of podcasts describing some of the 21st Century’s most daunting problems, and how cutting-edge research in chemistry matters in the quest for solutions. This sweeping panorama of global challenges includes dilemmas such as providing a hungry, thirsty world with ample supplies of safe food and clean water; developing alternatives to petroleum to fuel society; preserving the environment and assuring a sustainable future for our children; and improving human health. An ongoing saga of chemistry for life – chemistry that truly matters- Global Challenges debuts in June and continues through December. Subscribe at iTunes or listen and access other resources here.

The first two podcasts have already been posted on the web:

  1. Supplying Safe Drinking Water
  2. Water desalination: fresh water from the sea – posted July 11, 2008

I’m going to download the podcasts and listen to them this weekend, but I’d like to point out that the web service is not limited to providing MP3 files. You can also get a transcript of the podcast and useful links to related web sites.


Entry filed under: In the News.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Charmayne Marsh  |  July 28, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I worked on the global challenges podcast and am trying to find out how varioius sites found out about it–did you see it on a news wire? please let me know thank you


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