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Watchdog: Investigators focused on scientific merit of suspended scientist's polar bear paper

JUNEAU - The federal investigation into suspended wildlife biologist Charles Monnett has focused on the scientific merit of a 2006 article in which he and a colleague recorded their observations of apparently drowned polar bears in the Arctic, a watchdog group said Tuesday. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Monnett was interviewed by the inspector general's office Tuesday.
Begich to lead climate change tour

...Alaska Democrat is organizing the trip with California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, chair of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. The tentative schedule includes visits to eroding villages in western Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula...
What Sarah Palin got wrong about energy

Now-former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin put the global warming debate front and center last week with a plea to avoid the "personality-driven political gossip of the day" and focus more "on the gravity of ... challenges" facing our country.
Mark Begich hosting climate-change tour

...Lautenberg of New Jersey and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Three of the senators are members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Boxer is the chair. Begich recently introduced a package of seven bills dealing with the impacts...
Polar bear scientist probe started with complaint

ANCHORAGE - An investigation of a federal scientist in Alaska whose observations of drowned polar bears spurred national publicity on climate warming was started after allegations made by another Interior Department employee Mary L.


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