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GOP Congressman: Rocks, Silt the Cause of Rising Seas

Erosion is 'primary cause of sea level rise in the history of our planet,' says Mo Brooks

(Newser) - "What about the White Cliffs of Dover?" With that, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology made clear his skepticism about human-driven climate change Wednesday, suggesting rocks falling into the sea accounted for sea level rise. Alabama Republican Mo Brooks responded to a scientist's... More »

Obama: Akin 'Missed Science Class'

He mocks congressman at basketball fundraiser

(Newser) - President Obama attended a fundraiser packed with current and former NBA stars last night, and he couldn't resist scoring a few points off Todd Akin, joking that the embattled congressman "missed science class," Politico reports. "The interesting thing here is that this is an individual who... More »

GOP Axes House Climate Panel

Boehner cuts global warming panel to save cash

(Newser) - The climate change panel Nancy Pelosi set up as one of her first acts as House speaker has held its last meeting, House Republicans say. The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming—which aimed to highlight issues relating to climate change and clean energy—will be folded... More »

US Needs More Visas, Gates Tells Congress

America's status as tech leader is in jeopardy, he says

(Newser) - Bill Gates exhorted Congress today to increase the number of available H-1B visas for highly skilled foreigners, and invest more in domestic education in science and technology, cNet reports. "It makes no sense to educate people in our universities, often subsidized by US taxpayers, and then insist they return... More »

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