Australian academics say the grant review process must be rigorous and conducted with integrity.Credit: Bjanka Kadic/Alamy Australian researchers have endorsed a proposal to remove the power of government ministers to veto grant funding decisions made by scientific expert committees. They say this veto power is just one example of Australia’sRead More →

Some $500 billion in funding blocked in US Congress Congressman says failure of bill could hurt COP27 talks The world must step up the pace of climate action – Kerry WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Failure to pass Joe Biden’s climate legislation through Congress could undermine Washington’s influenceRead More →

Targeted measures can help halt extinctions, including that of Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus), but conserving biodiversity will also require tackling climate change, reducing pollution and improving sustainable food systems.Credit: Staffan Widstrand/Wild Wonders of China/Nature Picture Library Biodiversity is being lost at a rate not seen since the last massRead More →

In 2015, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced that the country would transform its capital into a “new” city to be built 50 km east of the current capital, Cairo. The city, named the new administrative capital, was due to open in 2021 but has been postponed in light ofRead More →

A number of factors came together to spark what are arguably the costliest fires in state history. The drought worsened considerably in eastern Colorado starting in the summer. While high wind events are typical, the high winds on December 30 were exceptional. Thursday’s Colorado wildfires were started and fanned byRead More →

Tiny, poisonous gas-spitting microbes helped cause – and prolong – the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history, a new study suggests. The volcanoes of present-day Siberia triggered the world’s largest mass extinction event. Typically, scientists believe that greenhouse gas-spitting Siberian volcanoes primarily caused mass extinction around 250 million years ago,Read More →

And in the aftermath of that deadly night of extreme weather conditions, which meteorologists and climatologists consider historic, questions about intensifying climate change, tornadoes are starting to emerge. In Kentucky, the series of tornadoes uprooted trees, destroyed homes and infrastructure, and killed at least 70 people. Governor Andy Beshear toldRead More →

Students and faculty at the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts held their first Fall Research Showcase on December 4, a forum that explored a wide range of topics, from the controversial name change of an NFL football team to to continued denial of AIDS to devastating loss.Read More →