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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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IPCC Expresses "Regret" Over Glaciers Error
20 January 2010 12:58 pm
Responding to growing criticism, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today admitted an error in a working group report that was part of its massive 2007 global review. A statement that the Himalayan glaciers were “very likely” to melt by 2035 was based on “poorly substantiated” estimates, IPCC said. This forecast, which appears to have been based on the non-peer-reviewed work of a single researcher, was challenged publicly last November by an Indian government report written by geologist Vijay Kumar Raina. In its statement, IPCC, led by Rajendra Pachauri, expressed "regret" for "poor application of well established procedures" in the drafting of the 2007 working group document.