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2010-04-14 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) have been cleared of intentional wrongdoing in the "Climategate" scandal by an independent review panel. The review board, which was chaired by former House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology head Lord Ron Oxburgh, had been asked by the university to review the incident, which dated back to November 2009. At that time, hackers attacked a CRU server and managed to obtain a number of different emails...

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2010-03-31 12:15:00

The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has found no evidence that professor Phil Jones and his fellow climate researchers at University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) manipulated data, but urged the scientists to provide easier access to their work in the future. The hearing, which was held in response to the "Climategate" controversy surrounding emails obtained by hackers that suggested that the climate scientists may have manipulated their findings, exonerated...

2010-03-24 14:15:00

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools for addressing climate change The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture held a webcast announcing the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that--significantly more powerful than...

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2010-03-22 14:16:50

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools for addressing climate change On March 22 at 11 a.m., EDT, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture will a webcast announcing the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models...

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2010-03-22 09:45:00

An independent review panel has been named to investigate the "Climategate" incident in which hacked emails suggest possible misconduct on the part of climate research scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the BBC is reporting. Serving as the panel's chairperson will be Ron Oxburgh FRS, otherwise known as Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool. He is a former head of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Joining him on the committee will be: Huw Davies, professor of...

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2010-02-22 15:45:00

A 2009 claim that sea levels would rise up to 32 inches by the end of the century, is being retracted, as the original report's author says the real estimate is still not known. Scientists have discovered mistakes that undermine the projected sea level increase that would be affected by global warming. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, confirmed the conclusions of a 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The 2009 study collected data from the...

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2010-02-11 12:45:00

Just months after a series of leaked e-mails from university researchers started the affair known as "Climategate," a panel of independent experts have now begun investigating the case, BBC News reported. Sir Muir Russell and a team of experts will investigate how e-mails from the UK's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) appeared on the web and will consider if the e-mail exchanges between researchers show an attempt to manipulate or suppress data "at odds" with scientific practice. Preliminary...

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2010-01-28 12:30:00

The Information Commissioner's Office found that a university unit involved in a controversy over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, BBC News reported. Messages hacked in November showed that requests under the Freedom of Information Act were "not dealt with as they should have been," officials said. However, experts say too much time has passed for action against the University of East Anglia, but the UEA says part of a probe into the case will consider...

2010-01-19 14:08:00

MADRID, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this second edition to German physicist and mathematician Klaus Hasselmann (Hamburg, 1931) for "developing methods which established that recent global warming trends are primarily attributable to human activities." Hasselmann "has crucially advanced the frontiers of scientific and public understanding of climate change," concludes the jury in its citation. The BBVA...

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2009-12-21 08:10:00

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the world's largest scientific society, today published a major analysis of the divisive issues at the heart of the debate over global warming and climate change. The article appears at the conclusion of the much-publicized United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which sought to seal a comprehensive international agreement on dealing with global warming. An embargoed text is available to journalists upon...


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