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Democrats Approve Party Platform

By | September 6, 2012

The Democratic Party reveals its positions on key policy issues, including those that affect the lives and work of scientists.


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Warming Drives Biodiversity?

By | September 5, 2012

Global climate change may have long-term benefits for the world’s marine flora and fauna.


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From Plants and Fungi to Clouds

By | August 31, 2012

Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.


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Science and the GOP Platform

By | August 31, 2012

Republicans unveil their quadrennial list of policy positions, and it toes the party line on some science issues while upping support for others.

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Arctic Ice Melting Fast

By | August 21, 2012

The sea ice in the Arctic is expected to hit a record low by the end of the month.


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Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air

By | July 27, 2012

Restrictions on motor vehicles before the 2008 Games improved the city’s air quality, suggesting similar sustained measures could greatly reduce global emissions.

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Climategate: Case Closed

By | July 20, 2012

Police in the UK declare their investigation of the infamous email hacking scandal over, but fail to finger the perpetrators of the attack.


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Lowering Carbon with Algae

By | July 18, 2012

Spawning algal blooms by fertilizing the Southern Ocean with iron could help sink atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean—and maybe slow the course of climate change.


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War-born Climate Change

By | July 3, 2012

A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.


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Climate Change Threatens Climate Lab

By | June 28, 2012

Wildfires in Colorado, sparked by record temperatures, force the National Center for Atmospheric Research to close its doors for 2 days running.


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