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Scientific Grand Challenges identified to address global sustainability

12 November 2010—Paris, France. The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change. The Grand Challenges for Earth system science, published today, are the result of broad consultation as part of a visioning process spearheaded by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in cooperation with the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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Polar year comes to a close

10 June 2010—Paris and Geneva. The International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY), the largest polar research and education venture ever undertaken, will formally come to a close at a ceremony in Oslo on Saturday 12 June—the final day of the IPY Oslo Science Conference.

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