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[Update 3 pm: Several folks have emailed me comments from scientists and others suggesting that Hansen's paper is more advocacy than science. I've edited this post to reflect that.]

It's been...

[Update 3 pm: Several folks have emailed me comments from scientists and others suggesting that Hansen's paper is more advocacy than science. I've edited this post to reflect that.]

It's been a busy week in climate news, notes Keith Kloor at Discover. The National Academy of Sciences is out with a new report on abrupt climate impacts, some of which might be more abrupt than we'd hope. And the climate scientist James Hansen has published a new--and likewise frightening--paper in PL0S ONE. But the paper, says a finger-wagging Kloor, has not received the critical coverage it should have.

And I've received several emails with...

  Any newspaper can do something that really ticks off anybody who has a set of hackles to raise. A Brooklyn-based blogger, press critic, and climate change news specialist has a tidy tantrum out today aimed at two newspapers at near-opposite ends of the spectrum of old-time UK media. His ire has merit and...

  Any newspaper can do something that really ticks off anybody who has a set of hackles to raise. A Brooklyn-based blogger, press critic, and climate change news specialist has a tidy tantrum out today aimed at two newspapers at near-opposite ends of the spectrum of old-time UK media. His ire has merit and deserves a wide audience:

   There's not much to add from this end, as it'd just be to say huzzah and go get'em Keith. His targets are an example of "crazy-ass reporting on climate change"  at the Daily Mail...

National Geographic announced today that it will be launching a new science blog network, titled Phenomena, featuring four high-octane science bloggers  - Virginia Hughes (Only Human), Brian Switek (Laelaps), Ed Yong (Not...

National Geographic announced today that it will be launching a new science blog network, titled Phenomena, featuring four high-octane science bloggers  - Virginia Hughes (Only Human), Brian Switek (Laelaps), Ed Yong (Not Exactly Rocket Science) and Carl Zimmer (The Loom).

The new network, assembled by the magazine's executive editor for science, Jamie Shreeve, is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, December 18.  It represents National Geographic's first serious move into the increasingly high-profile world of science blogging. (Although National Geographic acquired the old Scienceblogs network in 2011, it never showed any real enthusiasm for it).

But thanks to the quality of its debut bloggers, this new network, although small,  represents a...

I wanted to give a shout out to science journalist Keith Kloor's post today on his blog Collide-a-Scape which takes  a serious look at the subject of reporting on GM crops. Or perhaps I...

I wanted to give a shout out to science journalist Keith Kloor's post today on his blog Collide-a-Scape which takes  a serious look at the subject of reporting on GM crops. Or perhaps I should call it a critical look as the post is titled, "When Bad News Stories Help Bad Science Go Viral."

I'm an admirer of Kloor's work as a science writer. He's a former editor at Audubon magazine and a freelancer for publications ranging from Science to Slate. He's also an adjunct journalism instructor at New York University. He's smart, thoughtful and thorough. And his blog, where he occasionally muses on issues in science reporting, exemplifies those same qualities as well.

This particular piece focuses on a recent study...