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Haiti and the global community should work together to build a robust science sector that can help the nation recover from last year's deadly earthquake, support future development, and improve the lives of Haiti's people.
The Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association (ASA) expressed concern about recent and ongoing personal attacks on research scientists and endorsed the statement of concern of the AAAS Board regarding attacks on climate scientists.
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.
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 programsâ€”such as the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciencesâ€”and to refrain from bypassing independent peer review.
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.
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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