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What Can Be Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita?
GSA is a sponsor of a congressional briefing hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on 28 October 2005. The focus is how science can help reduce America's risk from hurricanes and their aftermath. [posted 28 Oct. 2005]

Kansas Denied Use of National Science Education Standards
The National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers Association have refused to grant copyright permission to the Kansas State Board of Education to make use of publications by the two organizations in the state's science education standards. According to a statement from the two groups, the new Kansas standards are improved, but as currently written, they overemphasize controversy in the theory of evolution and distort the definition of science. [posted 28 Oct. 2005]