Harvard University is reassessing options
its $1 billion Allston science complex, says its president, Drew Faust. Construction
has started, but the school is worried that the 27% drop in its
endowment as a result of the financial crisis could require scaling
Late yesterday the Senate approved
Marcia McNutt to be director of the United States Geological Survey and
Arun Majumdar to be director of the Advanced Research Projects
The Center for Biological Diversity has identified 350 species
threatened by warming temperatures and climate change, in honor of
Saturday's global awareness day organized by 350.org. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is among them.
Under court order, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed
to designate 518,000 square kilometers of critical habitat (93% sea ice) for the threatened polar bear, but said the move wouldn’t really strengthen existing protections. Environmentalists were more sanguine
State governments are not preparing to adapt to climate change
, the Government Accountability Office says.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is criticizing
the FBI investigation
former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist P. Leonardo Mascheroni. The
physicist says authorities are investigating him in part because
because of a recent meeting with someone claiming to be a
representative of the Venezuelan government.
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