"Polar Bear Researcher Gets $100,000 In Settlement With Feds"

"A scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears raised alarms about climate change has received $100,000 to settle a whistle-blower complaint against an agency of the Department of the Interior."

"Under the settlement, wildlife researcher Charles Monnett retired from his job at the federal on Nov. 15, and the agency agreed to remove a letter of reprimand that officials had placed in his file.

'Well, it's over, in the sense that my relationship with the department and the federal government is over,' says Monnett. 'I am still a scientist. I still have some standing in the scientific community. I may continue to play a role in some fashion, particularly in the Arctic. That's yet to be seen.'"

Nell Greenfieldboyce reports for NPR December 4, 2013.

Source: NPR, 12/04/2013