Negativity, paperwork at NSF
National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement is not optimistic that the funding agency will receive the president's request for a $552 million (8 percent) budget increase in 2011. "I won't be surprised to see us operating under a continuing resolution" until well after the November congressional elections, linkurl:Bement told ScienceInsider.; "In fact, anything else would be a surprise."
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In other NSF news, those who choose to apply for the agency's current $6.9 billion in funding will soon need to detail a data management plan -- part of a wider effort to emphasize the importance of community access to data, linkurl:ScienceInsider reported.; Bad economy is good for planet
The silver lining of the economic downturn? It may be good for the ozone lining, it turns out. The linkurl:US Energy Information Administration reported; that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States...
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Climate investigation challenges academic freedom
The Washington PostDuesberg was warned
Medical HypothesesNatureJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) JAIDSMedical HypothesesClarification: While climate scientist Michael Mann worked at the University of Virginia from 1999 to 2005, he is currently a professor at Penn State University.

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