Green Knowledge: the type of information and understanding you will need to achieve your green goals. Whether at home or in the garden, at work or at play, at the grocery and the mall—even at the ballot box, Green Knowledge is a welcome tool.
To be of most use, the Green Knowledge that you develop and use needs to be based, in part, upon reliable and defensible science.
Careers Away from the Bench
Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are searching for career opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are scientists interested in...
Careers Away from the BenchLast Updated on 2009-04-24 19:40:08Career Trends:
Careers Away from the Bench
Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are searching for career opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are scientists interested in pursuing nonresearch-based careers, but the contrast between the number of graduate students and postdocs, and the limited availability of tenure-track faculty positions means that these are no longer "alternative" career options. From technology specialists to patent attorneys to policy advisers, you can learn more about the sorts of careers that scientists can pursue and the skills you will need to develop in order to succeed in nonresearch careers.
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Volunteers Taking the Pulse of our PlanetLast Updated on 2009-03-04 00:00:00The U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with the USA National Phenology Network at the University of Arizona, announces that "Volunteers across the nation are being recruited to get outdoors and help track the effects of climate on seasonal changes in plant and animal behavior."
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Taking the Pulse of our Planet: Volunteers Needed to Track Seasonal Signs of Climate Change
The USA-National Phenology Network is looking for volunteers to help monitor some 200 plant species found across the United States. This effort will eventually expand to include animals and physical phenomena, such as bird migrations and ice out on ponds. More »
Focus: Impacts of Humans and Their Economy on the EnvironmentLast Updated on 2009-02-27 21:45:49The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to the scientific community ". . . encouraging increased research . . . on the links among environment, society and the economy."
Image Above: NSF is supporting research on climate change and Earth's environment, society and economy. Credit: Department of Sustainability and Environment, State of Victoria, Australia More »
Climate Change: Pandora's Box?Last Updated on 2009-01-27 00:00:00On the Nature Blog, 'The Great Beyond', on January 27, 2009, Daniel Cressey wrote
No way back from climate change
Much like the sins in Pandora’s Box, once carbon dioxide is out, it’s not going away anytime soon. And it has real and quantifiable impacts.
In this week’s PNAS, Susan Solomon, of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and her colleagues report that “the climate change that is taking place because of increases in carbon dioxide concentration is largely irreversible for 1,000 years after emissions stop”.
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Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the NationLast Updated on 2009-01-07 00:00:00Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the Nation
The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) kicked off Year of Science 2009 (YoS2009) -- a national, yearlong, grassroots celebration--this week in Boston at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. COPUS, which represents more than 500 organizations, is celebrating how science works, who scientists are, and why science matters. Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, broadcast every week on National Public Radio, launched the week’s events with a plenary presentation encouraging scientists to get involved in communicating and sharing the excitement of science at every opportunity.
Flatow said: “If you don’t stand up for science, then no one else is going to do it. We as journalists and scientists have to figure out ways to share science in plain English whenever possible.” This... More »
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