Phil Gramm, Joseph I. Lieberman, Pete V. Domenici, Jeff Bingaman
Determined effort by scientists and engineers will be needed to keep federal support on its upward trajectory.
Let's try again to close the gap between the sciences and the humanities.
The use of new fish-trawling gear is doing incalculable damage to the seabed, destroying essential habitat for marine life.
Intellectual property can be protected without any implication that anyone has invented or now owns a product of nature.
A proposed patent reform bill could undermine U.S. innovation by giving big companies an advantage over independent inventors and universities.
The time has come to refine and strengthen the successful federal program to help small companies tap new technology.
Richard Munson, Tina Kaarsberg
Removing the barriers to competition is essential to remaking an outdated system.
Robert M. White
Future actions in response to the threat of climate change should emphasize adaptation and new energy technology.
The current plan to execute the Kyoto Protocol will waste vast sums of money for little environmental gain. A smarter, longer-term implementation plan will reduce global warming more effectively and efficiently.
Emissions trading between companies and countries provides a cost-effective means of achieving the Kyoto Protocol's goals.