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Tapping Iraq’s Oil

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Tapping Iraq’s Oil

Through five-plus years of fighting in Iraq, oil has been the elephant in the war room. The country’s vast and underexplored oil resources typically take a backseat to more pressing security questions, but in any broad analysis of Iraq’s long-term prospects, talk of crude output is never far away. Oil is Iraq’s economic motor and the key to meaningful reconstruction in the country, many experts say. Even discounting conspiracy theories that the United States invaded Iraq for its oil, increased Iraqi oil output would also be an unequivocally good thing for Washington.


By CFR, USA.


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AAAS Works to Certify an Already "Green," Energy-Efficient Headquarters Building

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AAAS Works to Certify an Already "Green," Energy-Efficient Headquarters Building

The imposing 12-story AAAS headquarters building, designed by renowned architect Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, is among the finest examples of "green architecture" in Washington, D.C. Features and infrastructure in the 200,000-square-foot building, open since 1996, help to reduce environmentally harmful emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote good health and comfort for employees.


By AAAS, USA.


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Japan Turns to Science for All Americans to Increase Public Interest in Science

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Japan Turns to Science for All Americans to Increase Public Interest in Science

Just three months after its release, the Japanese translation of Science For All Americans already has been downloaded at least 3000 times from the Web site of AAAS's Project 2061, demonstrating how the education concepts in the book have global applications.Written by scientists, engineers, mathematicians, educators, historians and other experts, Science for All Americans defined what every high school graduate should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology in order to understand and thrive in the modern world. It also recommended steps the nation's education system could take to make that goal a reality. First published in 1989, the seminal work has 200,000 copies in print, is free online and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese in addition to the recent Japanese translation.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Contributes to Recommendations Regarding Science Advice for the Next U.S President

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AAAS Contributes to Recommendations Regarding Science Advice for the Next U.S President

How should the next U.S President ensure the highest quality science advice to help guide White House decisions related to such critical issues as energy and the environment, national security, and competitiveness?Earlier this year, AAAS Science and Policy Programs Director Albert Teich and AAAS Chief International Officer Vaughan Turekian joined an array of other experts in discussions that resulted in a new report: Critical Upgrade: Enhanced Capacity for White House Science and Technology Policymaking, which was released 17 June by the Woodrow Wilson Center, regarding science advice for the next U.S administration.


By AAAS, USA.


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