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Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Oceanography

Alumnus AAAS S&T Policy Fellow DJ Patil has been named by the White House as its first-ever chief data scientist.
Nutrient pollution in bodies of water harms human health and the economy. To address the problem, you need good data.
A national round of workshops for researchers and a top-level dialogue on the financial risks of climate change are among the new initiatives.
The first two AAAS Mass Media Fellows to work at Spanish-language news outlets found science coverage sorely needed.
House floor proceedings to pass a key spending bill yielded few significant changes to science agency budgets, even as the Science Committee shoots for a lower NSF target.