Part two of a post about a member's visit to DC to lobby Congressional staffers to increase federal science funding.
A member of Austin Science Advocates went to DC to lobby Congressional representatives to increase federal science funding. Here she summarizes what she learned during her preparation.
This week: Last week to submit your comments on repealing EPA regulations, opposing view points on Utah's Bears Ears, an outbreak of measles in Minnesota, caps on NIH research support, and more
This week: TX representatives advance vaccination transparency bill, NIH receives a funding boost, more Americans think the government should increase scientific research spending, ExxonMobil looses against a citizen suit, and more
This week: EPA wants your comments on repealing regulations, science as a values issue, National Parks supports >300,000 jobs/year, TX SBOE removes anti-evolution language from science standards, and more
This week: TX SBOE meets tomorrow to hear final testimony on streamlining Texas science standards, Pruitt will not pursue removing CO2 from the EPA's list of pollutants, Senators request increase in NSF funding, and more
This week: congress passes a bill to protect funding for weather prediction, EPA decides not to ban harmful chlorphyrifos, a proposal for new FDA trial designs, and more
In this last post of our blog series, we discuss solutions for major issues in the media, and we offer advice on stopping the spread of fake news and false information.
This week: Trump begins to roll back Clean Power Plan, texts from the Heartland Institute land on educators' desks, a deathly measles outbreak in Europe, March Mammal Madness is a huge success, and more...
Fake news and sloppy journalism are threats to both the scientific community, and the world at large. In this blog post, we discuss how these sources of false information arise and why they feel so prevalent right now.