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A national round of workshops for researchers and a top-level dialogue on the financial risks of climate change are among the new initiatives.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions or adapting to their consequences are the best-known strategies for dealing with climate change, but geoengineering strategies deserve closer attention, experts said at a Capitol Hill briefing.

This article, originally posted 2 August 2011, was updated on 11 March 2013 to reflect a staffing change.

Researchers searching for ways to be effective ambassadors for U.S. science policy—and to prevent crippling cuts to the federal R&D budget—must learn the challenges facing Congress in order to become successful advocates, according to a guide published by AAAS.