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Topic - Melissa Schwartz
An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears spurred national publicity on climate warming returned to work Friday at the federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum drilling.
All along the East Coast, from Georgia to New England, people weren't sure for a second what they were feeling. And then they were.
The government's suspension of an Arctic scientist was related to how a polar bear research project was awarded and managed and not his earlier scientific work detailing drowned polar bears, a watchdog group said Monday.
A federal wildlife biologist whose observation that polar bears likely drowned in the Arctic helped galvanize the global warming movement during the past decade was placed on administrative leave while officials investigate scientific misconduct accusations.
Some of the nation's top federal prosecutors — including a former U.S. attorney now serving as governor of New Jersey — have been skirting travel regulations, opting for accommodations well above the government's budget with little or no justification, the Justice Department's inspector general says.
I said, 'Quick! To the internets!' and I checked Twitter in time to see a series of NYC and DC friends asking the same thing," she wrote to The Washington Times later.