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The inaugural NASA/Eco-Schools USA Climate Change Connections professional development institute is happening this week just outside of Washington, DC. Read more >
President Barack Obama recently hosted the White House Science Fair to celebrate winners of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competitions from across the country. The president has identified STEM education as a necessary component to the success of America’s […] Read more >
NWF climate scientist Amanda Staudt, Ph.D., contributes from Washington, D.C. after a briefing National Academy of Sciences.
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What’s critical to understand is that since that 2007 IPCC report, the science has only grown more urgent, the evidence more clear. Read more >
South Dakota’s House passed a resolution calling for “balanced” teaching of global warming in the state’s public schools. The 36 state representatives who supported HCR 1009 believe that “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant…Many scientists refer to carbon dioxide as ‘the gas of life’”. Read more >
Chris Mooney, who writes at Discover Magazine’s The Intersection blog, wrote an op-ed in Sunday’s Washington Post titled “On issues like global warming and evolution, scientists need to speak up”: Scientific training continues to turn out researchers who speak in […] Read more >
My colleague Tom Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center and head of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel for Global Environment Facility, has an excellent reminder in his New York Times piece The Earth is Crying Out for Help […] Read more >
As 2010 approaches, world leaders would do well to consider a wide-reaching New Year's resolution: curb the carbon pollution that has helped make the 2000s the warmest decade on record. According to scientists, global temperatures between 2001-2009 averaged 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit higher […] Read more >
The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.
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Global warming deniers have been feverishly pushing emails stolen by hackers from the accounts of climate scientists. Their argument? If any climate scientist ever discussed the best way to sort through mountains of climate data, then global warming isn’t happening. […] Read more >