- The National Science Board has released a data and trends tool to track the state of science education in the U.S. The tool addresses all levels of education, including the job market for graduates. The tool is available online at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/edTool/index.html. (Note: the National Science Foundation's website is not operational due to the government shutdown.)
- Climate change will impact the distribution of mercury worldwide, according to new research from the United States Geological Survey and Harvard University. Atmospheric changes, increased soil erosion, and more frequent forest fires will release stores of mercury from the atmosphere and soils.
- The deadline is approaching to submit an abstract for the 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference. Abstracts and submissions for student travel grants are due 15 October 2013. Learn more at http://gulfofmexicoconference.org/.
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