May 21, 2015

House Republicans restrict 2016 spending on science by sector

U.S. House Republicans voted Wednesday to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities. Many in the American scientific community criticized the bill, which passed 217 votes to 205 and sets ...

May 7, 2015

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, U.S. government scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in March, the global monthly average for carbon dioxide hit 400.83 parts per million. That is the first ...