After 15 years of below-average water levels, Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron are now well above normal, suggesting that climate change's impact on the fourth seacoast may be more complicated than previously thought.
From directives to strike references to climate change from official lexicons to proposed restrictions on which scientists may testify before Congress, politicization of science – from both right and left – threatens to erode public faith in science, science-policy experts say.
There's a growing understanding of the factors that contribute to ocean acidification in coastal areas and how shellfish respond. A new study looks at the risks to shellfish and identifies areas where livelihoods are most at risk.
President Obama has proposed that the US government invest $1.24 billion in NASA's collaboration with Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies in 2016. But it will be up to Congress to approve the expenditure.
Americans hold science in high regard, but perceive risks and scientific theories very differently from scientists, a new study finds. The public is much more skeptical about the safety of genetically modified foods and pesticides than scientists.