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Stories by Richard Monastersky

Obama Makes Risky Bid to Increase Science Spending

Obama Makes Risky Bid to Increase Science Spending

Research advocates worry that the president's budget proposal could backfire in the face of political opposition

February 10, 2016 — Heidi Ledford, Sara Reardon, Richard Monastersky, Alexandra Witze, Jeff Tollefson and Nature magazine
Obama's Budget Seeks Big Boost for Science

Obama's Budget Seeks Big Boost for Science

The White House plan would increase research and development funding but faces a rough road in Congress

February 3, 2015 — Boer Deng, Richard Monastersky, Lauren Morello, Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson and Nature magazine

Global CO2 Levels Approach Worrisome Milestone

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere will surpass 400 parts per million in the next month. Nations could have a hard time keeping global warming in check at that level

May 1, 2013 — Richard Monastersky and Nature magazine

Arctic Report Card: Dark Times Ahead

Conditions in the Arctic, where several environmental records were broken this year, are slipping rapidly from bad to worse as the pace of climate change accelerates in that region

December 8, 2012 — Richard Monastersky and Nature News Blog
Is Money Wasted Preparing for a Major Midwest Quake?

Is Money Wasted Preparing for a Major Midwest Quake?

The government says that a huge earthquake risk lurks in the heart of the country, where a series of large shocks hit 200 years ago. Seth Stein says that kind of warning is dead wrong

November 10, 2011 — Richard Monastersky and Nature magazine

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