The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the first in a series of video programs called Science Nation, which examine breakthroughs and the possibilities for new...
Science NationLast Updated on 2009-06-03 10:17:10The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the first in a series of video programs called Science Nation, which examine breakthroughs and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves. NSF says
"We are pleased to be able to educate and engage the American public about the diverse range of NSF-funded cutting-edge research that is going on every day," said Jeff Nesbit, director of NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. "Each week, Science Nation will take a dynamic, entertaining look at the research, and the researchers, that will change our lives."
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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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National Council for Science and the EnvironmentLast Updated on 2008-12-15 19:34:17
The National Council for Science and the Environment is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. We envision a society where environmental decisions by everyone are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, its meaning and limitations, and the potential consequences of their action or inaction.
The Council specializes in programs that foster collaboration between diverse institutions, communities and individuals. The Council works closely with those creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations, as well as governmental bodies at all levels.
While an advocate for science and its use, the Council does not take positions on environmental outcomes. This enables the Council to provide a neutral... More »
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