Low carbon fuels; Unburdening science; Manufacturing revival; Flood protection; Changing the energy system; Regional climate change; Global science policy; Military restructuring
Economic stimulus bill provides major boost for R&D; Obama cabinet picks vow to strengthen role of science; Proposed regulatory changes under review; Democrats press action on climate change; Biological weapons threat examined; Multifaceted ocean research bill advances
Peter Passell, Robert Hahn
Benjamin S. Halpern, Carrie V. Kappel, Fiorenza Micheli, Kimberly A. Selkoe, Rebecca G. Martone
Comprehensive ecosystem-based zoning could address many of the critical problems with U.S. ocean policy by providing a mechanism for coordinated management of ocean uses that takes into account the cumulative effects of multiple human activities.
The United States, long the beneficiary of talented immigrants, needs to act quickly to keep these valuable workers from leaving to pursue expanding opportunities in their home countries.
Government needs to collect and analyze data on the offshoring of science and technology jobs so that it can take action to nurture and encourage highly skilled U.S. workers.
Maxwell J. Mehlman
Products and services to boost performance, appearance, or capability are here to stay, and better, more sophisticated ones are on the way. Banning them would be misguided, but regulation will be needed.
Anne S. Marsh, Christine Negra, Robin O'Malley
Information limitations are severely constraining our ability to identify and understand emerging environmental problems, devise interventions to address them, and evaluate whether our responses work.
Keith Kline, Paul Leiby, Russell Lee, Virginia H. Dale
Despite recent claims to the contrary, plant-based fuels developed in economically and environmentally sensible ways can contribute significantly to the nation's—indeed, the world's—energy security while providing a host of benefits for many people worldwide.
Paul W. Holland
Michael A. Levi
Kenneth E. Warner