Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are concerned about new proposed science education standards in New Mexico, according to the Associated Press.

Sixty-one senior scientists at the lab wrote a letter to New Mexico Department of Education that argued that the new standards would harm the study of climate change, evolution, and earth science in the state, it adds.

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