First it was coal, then nukes, now oil and gas. US President Barack Obama is once again staking out the middle ground on energy issues as he seeks support for climate legislation in the Senate. Read more
For several years now, Britain’s burgeoning wind industry has had an unlikely foe: the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It’s not that the MoD wants coal-powered tanks or anything; in fact they actually believe that climate change might be a dangerous, destabilizing event.
The scientist at the centre of the ‘climate-gate’ emails has escaped censure from a Parliamentary inquiry into the affair, but his university and the field of climate science in general have not. Read more
Court ruling may spell bad news for biotech industry.
Researchers fail to come up with clear guidelines for experiments that change the planet’s climate.
Momentum grows for body to coordinate the continent’s research infrastructure.
Europe’s ice-monitoring project gets a second chance after 2005 launch mishap.
“Well, at least it hurt less than grad school at Cornell.”
‘Corey’ says getting a tattoo of fulvic acid – the subject of his PhD – on his back wasn’t so bad (The Loom).
“If this problem isn’t addressed then there is a real possibility that gonorrhoea will become a very difficult infection to treat.”
Catherine Ison, of the UK’s Health Protection Agency, warns that the sexually transmitted disease may be becoming drug resistant (BBC).
“For more than 30 years Britain has not done space rockets. But perhaps there is hope.”
Doug Millard, of the Science Museum, ponders the UK’s new space agency (Daily Telegraph).