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WHOI Scientist Backs ‘Scientist Citizens’;
Not Celebrities or Lobbyists, ‘Just Citizens’

The “formidable” walls of the ivory tower and the scientific fraternity generally need to better support scientists’ “rightful role in our society” as communicators with and enlighteners for the public on science-related policy issues. That’s a basic message of Woods [...]

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IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri
To Head New Yale Policy Institute

Rajendra Pachauri, since 2002 the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was named by Yale University President Richard C. Levin to head a new Yale Climate and Energy Institute, YCEI.

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MIT Climate Change Policy ‘Wheels’
Project Higher Chance of Temperature Gain

An update from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change points to “the surprisingly large increase in the chance of much higher temperatures” over the next century in a new “no-policy” scenario.

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Tom Brokaw to Host March 18 Special
On Climate Change on Discovery Channel

Impacts on the lives of “everyday Americans” and the country’s efforts “to ensure a healthy future for our planet” are being promoted as hallmarks of an upcoming Tom Brokaw Discovery Channel special on climate change, due to air March 18 [...]

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NASW Meeting to Explore
‘Common Ground’ with Artists

A May 11 National Association of Science Writers (NASW) regional meeting in New York will focus on “finding common ground” between artists and science writers. The 1 to 5 p.m. Monday meeting, a first regional meeting for NASW as part [...]

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ASNE Just Two Months Out
Forced to Cancel 2009 Convention

It’s a sign of the times – and of newspapers’ economic tribulations – that the American Society of Newspaper Editors, ASNE, just two months ahead of its scheduled annual convention decided to call it quits: no 2009 convention after all.

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NASA Satellite to Track CO2
From Orbit Lost During Launch

NASA’s already thin Earth observing network of satellites became a little thinner late last month with the loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory during launch.

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