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  • Feature

    As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

    Each year when the monsoon rain sheets down and the tides swell over coastal Mumbai, Saif shutters his soda shop on Juhu Beach and takes shelter up in the rafters. Still, the water invades through the roof and over the concrete floors, sometimes reaching as high as the freezers full of ice cream.

    For 36-year-old Saif, the coastal megacity’s chronic flooding is stressful. “What would...

    08/15/2018 - 09:30 Climate, Oceans, Sustainability
  • Feature

    Ticks are here to stay. But scientists are finding ways to outsmart them

    Thanks, Holly Gaff. Soon, anyone straining to tweeze off a mid-back tick can find answers to the obvious question: What if humankind just went after the little bloodsuckers with killer robots?

    Gaff, who calls herself a mathematical eco­epidemiologist, at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., is one of the few people collecting real field data on the efficacy of tick-slaying robots....

    08/09/2017 - 11:00 Animals, Science & Society
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    Pumping carbon dioxide deep underground may trigger earthquakes

    The shaking in the nation’s midsection has been intense enough in the last few years to break chimneys and scatter dishes. Those alarming earthquakes are in places where such things have been about as common (and as welcome) as laughing hyenas. Their cause: injection of watery waste fluids deep underground as part of natural gas and oil retrieval.

    This worries some scientists who have...

    01/09/2015 - 14:30 Earth, Science & Society
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    The final climate frontiers

    Modern explorers have pushed into nearly every nook and cranny of the globe, from polar Antarctica to the depths of the Amazonian jungle. Yet there’s land still to explore, and regularly comes news of unexpected and wondrous findings — a mongooselike carnivore spotted in Madagascar, a massive waterfall discovered in Peru.

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    11/19/2010 - 12:00
  • On the Scene

    Climate researcher speaks out

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Like evolutionary science in times past, climate science is now the target of “an elaborate P.R. campaign” to discredit researchers and their findings, says one of the scientists at the heart of the battle.

    Michael Mann, a climate researcher at Pennsylvania State University in State College, is perhaps best known for his work on the “hockey stick” reconstruction of...

    11/07/2010 - 22:17 Humans & Society, Climate
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    Looking for a change on climate policy in Copenhagen

    In December, climate scientists, policy makers and other representatives of 192 nations will convene at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. In advance of that meeting, Science News earth sciences writer Sid Perkins spoke with Richard A. Bradley, head of the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division of the International Energy Agency in Paris. An intergovernmental...
    09/25/2009 - 15:38
  • Science & the Public

    McCain Is Bullish on R&D

    Sen. John McCain at last has submitted answers to the 14 written questions posed to each candidate by the Science Debate 2008 organization. The Republican senator’s responses confirm that he’s bullish on research and technology, albeit more fiscally conservative than Obama when it comes to federal funding of research and development.

    To date, McCain’s tech stance has been...

    09/15/2008 - 14:17 Astronomy, Climate, Computing, Earth & Environment, Matter & Energy, Humans & Society, Technology
  • Science & the Public

    Obama Likes Research

    Kudos to the Science Debate 2008 team for relentlessly dogging the candidates to weigh in with details about where they stand on issues affecting and affected by research. After roughly the gestation of a human baby, the Obama campaign — and John McCain's — agreed to answer questions, if only in writing. To date, Obama's is the only one to respond. It turned in its responses on August 28, as...

    08/30/2008 - 14:55 Humans & Society
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    Science News of the Year 2004

    A Spectrum of Choices

    In the Web page below, the writers of Science News have selected what they consider the most compelling stories of 2004. However, visitors to our Web pages at Science News Online have their own favorites. As we track the number of visitors to each Web...

    12/15/2004 - 16:09 Humans & Society
  • Feature

    Liquid Assets

    Before last fall's hurricane season deluged the southeastern United States with water, water, and more water, meteorological news had focused on the paucity of rain. Persistent droughts had been parching most of the eastern half of the country, racking up huge economic and environmental impacts.

    For instance, farmers in Maryland, which had its second-...

    07/15/2002 - 12:55 Earth & Environment