Roundup 1/19: Rates of Decay Edition

The top Republican on the House of Representatives science committee supports Chairman Bart Gordon's (D–TN) agenda for the year but worries about cost.

How did an errant fact—suggesting that Himalayan glaciers would be gone by 2035—get into the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri is expected to release a statement on the apparent oversight soon.

Stephen Colbert takes on mountaintop mining with scientist Margaret Palmer.