1. Climate

    Science academies call for climate action

    Thirteen national academies of science today called on world leaders to “to limit the threat of climate change.” Read more in the current Science & the Public blog by Janet Raloff.

  2. Agriculture

    Federal Research Censorship

    The media-affairs office in federal agencies can be fairly obstructionist, and when they do, the public comes out the loser.

  3. Agriculture

    Green Living, Chinese-Style

    Chinese is developing eco-cities to take their citizens straight from the agricultural to the ecological age.

  4. Climate

    Already feeling the heat

    Long-delayed U.S. government summary of climate change science sees effects on energy, transportation, farming, and water.

  5. Earth

    Political Science

    New York's mayor argues that science should not only inform action, but also prod it.

  6. Climate

    Ocean reflux

    Upwelling off Californian coast offers taste of predicted ocean acidification.

  7. Chemistry

    Help the Climate: Empty the Fridge

  8. Climate

    When Is a Consensus on Climate Not a Consensus?

    A protein chemist reported he had assembled a list of more than 30,000 scientists who challenge the idea that human releases of greenhouse gases are warming Earth's climate.

  9. Chemistry

    Freon’s Cool Link to Climate

  10. Climate

    Boreal forests shift north

    As forests move northward and to higher elevations, they alter ecosystems and threaten to further heat the Arctic's already warming climate.

  11. Animals

    Polar bears listed

    Polar bear declared "threatened," but Secretary limits decision's impact.

  12. Earth

    Climate clues in ice

    A kilometers-long ice core from Antarctica has been recording climate information for the past 800,000 years and has revealed a three millennia–long period when carbon dioxide levels in the air were lower than any previously measured.