Science & Nature > Archive > May 2008

Science & Nature

NASA's Phoenix lander Explores the Martian Arctic in Quest for Life Signs, Climate Clues

5/30/2008 Mars is a cold desert planet with no liquid water on its surface. But in the Martian arctic, water ice lurks just below ground level. Phoenix uses a robotic arm to dig through the soil surface and explore this circumpolar region More

Remarks by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on the Decision to List the Polar Bear as "Threatened"

5/15/2008 The Department of the Interior announced May 14 that it is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the bear as a threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More

Interagency Aerosol Observing Network

5/14/2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment is featured on the cover of the latest report from the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee. More