• Americans aren’t the only casualty of a shrinking federal budget: Facing lack of funds, the National Center for Atmospheric Research shut down a program focused on helping poor countries forecast and deal with droughts, floods, and other climate-related disasters.
• The latest in obesity research technology: virtual reality studies.
• The ethanol/corn prices debate continues, with the EPA denying Texas governor Rick Perry’s request to temporarily suspend the law requiring that a minimum amount of ethanol be mixed into U.S. gasoline.
• And, in an astonishing case of Too Little Too Late, the Bush administration’s Climate Change Science Program has finally decided that human activity is indeed responsible for global warming. Just in case you were wondering.
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