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A new report issued by the National Center for Science Education, "Toward a Climate & Energy Literate Society" (PDF) offers recommendations for improving climate and energy literacy in the United States over the course of the next decade.
Zack Kopplin, the young activist behind the initiative to repeal Louisiana's antievolution law and the effort to expose the funding of creationism through vouchers-for-private-schools schemes nationally, was interviewed on Moyers and Company — and the segment is now viewable on line.
"The percentage of Americans who think climate change is occurring has rebounded ... and is at its highest level since 2006," according to a new poll conducted by researchers at Duke University.
"Two congressmen, two Christians and two very different views of the man who in 1859 published 'On the Origin of Species,'" writes Mark Oppenheimer in The New York Times (February 1, 2013).
"Four US states are considering new legislation about teaching science in schools, allowing pupils to be taught religious versions of how life on earth developed in what critics say would establish a backdoor way of questioning the theory of evolution," the Guardian (January 13, 2013) summarizes.
House Resolution 41, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 22, 2013, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."
The Revisionaries — Scott Thurman's acclaimed documentary about the controversy over the Texas state board of education's efforts to undermine the scientific and historical integrity of the textbooks used in the state's public schools — is airing on PBS.
The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.
A pair of new polls offers insights on public opinion about climate change.
The producers of the NPR show Science Friday filed a suit against the operators of a right-wing radio show that features a creationist segment, Real Science Friday, according to the New York Post (November 15, 2012).