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Celebrities, Climate and Showtime’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously’

Upcoming deluxe cable TV climate change series — visually stunning and stocked with big-name celebrities — seeks to build toward broad public consensus on climate change issues and actions.

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Survey Released at AAAS: Scientists, Evangelicals Open to Collaboration

Survey results presented at AAAS annual meeting are seen as laying groundwork for more collaboration among evangelical and scientific interests.

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Olympic Skiers’ Fear: The Beginning of the End for Snow Sports?

Artificial snow is a crucial part of the Sochi Winter Olympics, where newscasters and attendees often are seen sporting clothing more suited for warmer weather than for the bone-chilling temperatures now spread across much of the eastern U.S.

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Olympic Skier Andy Newell Takes Lead on Climate Change

Olympic cross country skier says he fears warmer climate and less snow fall could lead to … indoor skiing on artificial snow.

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Fewer Past Venues Seen Suitable as Future Winter Olympics Sites

A warmer climate means far fewer past Winter Olympic sites will be suitable as future sites. ‘Simply not cold enough,’ a University of Waterloo study suggests.

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Will Snow(-less) Boarding be the New Norm in a Warmer Climate?

Olympic snow-boarder Elena Hight says her world-wide travels indicate to her that ‘warmer, shorter, drier’ winters increasingly are becoming the norm.

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U. of Michigan, Others Exploring Faculty Public Outreach Issues

Climate change is at forefront of scientific issues, prompting some universities to re-examine faculty members’ roles in public outreach, social media, and social activism. A University of Michigan initiative samples faculty attitudes.

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