Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Interior Dept. scientific integrity policy: first agency response to White House guidelines

The U.S. Department of the Interior issued a new policy February 1 on “Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities,” making it the first agency to formalize a policy as called for by the White House scientific integrity guidelines issued in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change: Scientists’ letter to the U.S. Congress

“Political philosophy has a legitimate role in policy debates, but not in the underlying climate science,” a group of scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, has written to all members of the U.S. Congress at the start … Continue reading

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