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"U.S. Agricultural Research Is Faltering, Report Warns"

"A blue-ribbon panel of scientific and technology advisers to President Obama warns that the nation risks losing its longstanding supremacy in food production because research in agriculture has not kept up with new challenges like climate change, depleted land and water resources and emerging pests, pathogens and invasive plants."

Source: Green/NYT, 12/11/2012
January 21, 2013 to January 23, 2013

First Joint Private and Federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

Thirteen sponsoring agencies have come together to host in New Orleans the first joint private and federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, a forum for the research community in the Gulf of Mexico to share their latest scientific results. Complimentary registration for credentialed members of the media is available.

"University of Texas to Withdraw Fracking Study"

"The University of Texas said today that it has accepted the findings of a damning independent review of the preparation of a report on potential impacts of shale gas drilling by the school’s Energy Institute. The school said it will undertake six recommended actions, the most significant being the withdrawal of papers from the Energy Institute’s Web site related to the report until they are submitted for fresh expert review."

Source: Bloomberg, 12/07/2012
February 1, 2017

DEADLINE: AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

The journal Science offers a 10-week, paid summer internship for undergraduate students who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. The internship is intended to increase diversity among journalists who cover science. Deadline: Feb 1, 2017.

Pie Chart: 13,950 Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles on Earth's Climate

Don't believe everything you read in the news media. A new study of 13,950 peer-reviewed scientific articles published between 1 January 1991 and 9 November 2012 reports that only 24 of them, or 0.17% rejected the idea that human activity was causing global warming. It was self-published by geologist-blogger James Lawrence Powell.

Source: TreeHugger, 11/30/2012

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