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2011-07-16 05:55:00

The world's forests absorb one-third of the world's greenhouse gases, and could soak up as much as half of annual global carbon emission if deforestation was halted, according to a new study published Friday in Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the study, co-author Dr. Pep Canadell, a scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project,...

2011-07-12 12:59:19

More than 140 scientific societies and universities today sent a letter urging U.S. policymakers, in their need to cut spending, to avoid singling out specific programs"”such as the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences"”and to refrain from bypassing independent peer review. The letter, routed to key lawmakers who are preparing to debate the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012, opposes any...

2011-06-29 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the board of directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science issued a statement (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/media/0629board_statement.pdf) and press release (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/0629board_statement.shtml) that denounced "personal attacks," "harassment," "death threats," and "legal challenges" toward climate scientists. AAAS's press release specifically cited actions taken by...

2011-04-26 00:00:27

American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations in cap & trade fight. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 A Nature.com editorial calls "Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate" by American University Professor Matthew Nisbet "essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate-change debate." The new research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade...

2011-04-07 22:04:58

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has launched an innovative website to help educators assess more precisely what students know about key ideas in science and -- just as importantly -- the incorrect ideas they have. It offers an unusually detailed picture of how middle and high school students across the United States are currently doing in science, and features information on what they know and on hundreds of misconceptions they have about everything from the size of...

2011-04-07 07:00:00

WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK, and PALO ALTO, California, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced its decision to work with its ePublishing partner, HighWire Press, and TEMIS, leading provider of semantic content enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, to offer a new, integrated, semantically fueled digital publishing program. A global leader in Scientific, Technical and Medical publishing, AAAS is the Washington, DC-based...

2011-03-02 14:23:58

California is showing the way for the rest of the nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, having set an ambitious goal to reduce these emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Given that energy demand is projected to double by 2050, experts agree that the state will have to dramatically overhaul its energy systems to achieve its greenhouse gas emission goals. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, some of the...

2011-02-28 08:40:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New evidence shows when obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) becomes severe, deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help patients. However, one researcher says this method should be used with caution. Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., a psychiatrist from Brown University and Butler Hospital, discussed the results of the technique he's helped pioneer at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "These techniques are promising but must be used with an...

2011-02-24 11:15:00

Dr. Nathalie Fontaine, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington DC this week, argued that children as young as four years of age exhibited "callous unemotional traits" such as lack of guilt and empathy that could suggest future criminal behavior, reports The Telegraph. Linking these features with "conduct problems" such as throwing tantrums could be a strong way to predict who could be anti-social in later life. Dr. Fontaine, along...

2011-02-22 10:55:00

Food shortages sparked by climate change are causing southern Europe to see a sharp increase in migrants from Africa. "When people are not living in sustainable conditions, they migrate," claimed a speaker at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with "environmental refugees" expected to continue flooding into the global north, AFP reports. Fifty million "environmental refugees" will migrate by 2020, University of California, Los Angeles...

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2012-05-28 09:45:25

Science is a weekly peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was founded by New York journalist John Michaels in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and later from Alexander Graham Bell. Because of limited success the journal ceased publication in March 1882, only to be reestablished a year later by entomologist Samuel H. Scudder who was able to keep the journal going until 1894, when it was sold to psychologist James...

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