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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Looking Ahead: Third Time Out
27 December 1999 5:00 pm
The Kyoto Treaty to stem global warming is frozen in political limbo in the United States, where the current Congress is likely to reject the pact--but that won't stop international teams from stepping up work on climate change science and policy. A September deadline looms for what one researcher calls "the climate Bible"--the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) draft Third Assessment Report, a once-every-5-years bid to sum up the state of the world's climate knowledge. But donor nations may have to cough up some cash to keep the assessment on track: The IPCC faces a "dire financial situation" because many nations have stiffed the body, chair Robert Watson warned last November. The "lack of financial commitment is rather disturbing, given the incredible effort of the experts who give so freely of their time," he says.