For Climate Scientists, Shutdown Casts Long Shadow

Antarctic researcher Gretchen Hoffman, left, says the shutdown "could completely scuttle some projects." Courtesy Gretchen Hofmann

An Antarctic scientist explains how pain from the shutdown could be felt for years to come.

Supreme Court to Take Up Greenhouse Gas Limits

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The EPA’s limits on carbon emissions from power plants will remain intact…for now.

Could This 2013 Nobel Laureate Afford College Today?

2013 Nobel laureate in medicine Randy Schekman. Mark Richards/ZUMA

Randy Schekman, one of this year’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine, says access to affordable, publicly supported higher education was crucial to his success. Can today’s scientific talent even afford to pursue a career like his?

WATCH: Drought-Hardy Barley Could Save Your Beer

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Just in time for Oktoberfest, genetic research on barley could save a staple crop from drought… and keep the beer flowing.

WATCH LIVE: Have the Media Failed Us on Climate Change?

IPCC lead author Thomas Stocker fields questions from reporters about the so-called global warming "slowdown." Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

Journalists from Slate, the Guardian, the Atlantic Cities, the Huffington Post, and Mother Jones meet up at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas, to hold the press to account.


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