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White House Shakes Up U.S. Program

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Science  12 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5566, pp. 232
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5566.232b

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In the midst of a fight over who will lead the international group overseeing climate change research (see main text), the Bush Administration is quietly shifting oversight of the U.S. Global Change Research Program from a scientific steering group to the Commerce Department. Some researchers fear that the move could undermine the quality of the $1.7 billion effort.