Tree-hugging environmentalists and national security hawks may share more common ground than generally acknowledged, says R. James Woolsey, a national security specialist and former CIA director who spoke at the recent AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy.
In a sobering assessment of the world's energy future, AAAS Chairman John P. Holdren told a packed auditorium at AAAS that there are no technological silver bullets to solve the persistent conflict between rising global demand for cheap energy and the environmental harm that results
The Sidney E. Frank Foundation has made a gift of $200,000 to support environmental initiatives underway at Brown University. The gift, combined with an allocation of $150,000 from the Office of the President, will be used for a proactive community outreach and awareness program that was recommended by the Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC)..
With the International Polar Year focusing research and public interest on Earths rich and sensitive Arctic zones, more than 200 scientists and engineers from the United States, Canada, and Europe will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, later this month for the AAAS Arctic Divisions annual meeting.