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10.18.2012
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Encouraging news about the level of public acceptance of climate change in the United States is at hand.

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09.17.2012

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

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07.03.2012

Almost three in four of Americans accept recent global warming, according to a new poll conducted for the Washington Post and Stanford University — but only three in ten agree that it is mainly due to human activity.

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06.27.2012

"While a majority of Canadians say that climate change is a fact and is caused by emissions, only two-in-five Americans and Britons concur," according to a June 27, 2012, press release from Angus Reid Public Opinion.

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06.26.2012

A federal court rejected a claim that the evidence for climate change is too uncertain for the United States government to act on it. The case, Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc., et al., v. EPA, involved a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the Clean Air Act, filed by a number of states and industry groups.

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06.04.2012
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"Clashroom Clashes" — a two-part series by Carrie Madren posted on the American Association for the Advancement of Science's STEM.edu blog — "talks with middle and high school teachers across the country to find out what it's like to be on the frontlines of two often-controversial science topics — evolution and climate change — and how they deal with the pushback."

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06.01.2012

A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution suggests that the rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States is "essentially unchanged" over the years.

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05.24.2012

Private school scholarship programs "have been twisted to benefit private schools at the expense of the neediest children," according to The New York Times (May 22, 2012) — and part of the problem involves the teaching of creationism.

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05.15.2012

The latest survey on the American public's beliefs and attitudes regarding global warming offers few surprises.

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05.14.2012

The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.

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