7/28/2011

Scientist Who Claimed Polar Bears Drowning Due To Warming Under Scientific Ethics Investigation

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Scientist questioned over 'integrity issues'
By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press
Published: July 28th, 2011 11:19 AM
Last Modified: July 28th, 2011 11:19 AM

A federal wildlife biologist whose observation that polar bears likely drowned in the Arctic helped galvanize the global warming movement seven years ago was placed on administrative leave as officials investigate scientific misconduct allegations.

While it wasn't clear what the exact allegations are, a government watchdog group representing Anchorage-based scientist Charles Monnett said investigators have focused on his 2004 journal article about the bears that garnered worldwide attention.
Read more at Anchorage Daily News

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