Archive by date | April 2013

Europe’s politicians leave carbon market in coma

Politicians in Europe’s parliament today narrowly rejected a plan to revive prices on the region’s carbon market – the world’s largest – which have collapsed in the recession. The decision condemns the carbon-trading scheme to irrelevancy, at least in its current 2013-2020 incarnation, analysts said. Prices will stay far too low to spur the investment in low-carbon energy that was one of the scheme’s key goals when it was launched in 2005.  Read more

Society for Neuroscience quashing dissent on BRAIN Initiative, critic complains

NIH Director Francis Collins and President Barack Obama announce the "BRAIN" initiative at the White House on 2 April.

Fresh from attending President Barack Obama’s announcement of the BRAIN Initiative at the White House on April 2nd, Society for Neuroscience president Larry Swanson, a neurobiologist at the University of Southern California, composed this letter to SFN’s nearly 42,000 members.  Read more