The environment will once again be a prominent topic at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held this year in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 17-21.
Among the topics on the agenda:
- CLIMATE CHANGE, including angles such as national responses, denial, quick fixes, reductions of black carbon and other air pollutants, food safety, impacts on oceans, reefs, fisheries, and shorelines, conservation of natural systems, enzymes and organisms useful in alternative energy, and TV meteorologists.
- ENERGY, including efficiency, biorefineries, solar and hydropower, waste as fuel, and deepwater drilling.
- HEALTH, including climate change, emerging infectious diseases, epigenetics, and ethics of reporting on human exposures.
- OCEANS, including marine spatial planning, ecosystem services, and fisheries.
- DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS, such as national security, invasive species, biodiversity, sustainability, nitrogen pollution, citizen science, and space weather.
- TECHNOLOGY, including nanotechnology, genetically modified organisms, and future "green revolutions."
- RELIGION, including evangelical influences.
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