This week in #scipol: roadways increase extinction rates of migratory animals, new study explores graduate student mental health, UCS sues the EPA, the USDA publicly approves CRISPER crops, UN urges focus on climate change and more
This week in #scipol: rumors of shrinking the Sequoia National monument, disbanding the Biological Survey Unit, increases in NSF/NIH funding, undocumented pollution in Houston, border wall funded w/ conservation restrictions, and more
Lots of news in conservation this week: Bears Ears shrunk for oil, phytoplankton declining, regenerative farming gains status, ban on big game trophy importation lifted; new rules limit the EPA; new CDC director considered; & more!
Over the holidays, the EPA was ordered to update its guidelines on safe lead levels, Kathleen Hartnett-White did not receive unanimous support and will need to be re-nominated for head of the CEQ this coming congressional session, and a new report recommends priority missions for earth and space science with a heavy focus on climate science. In Austin, the Environmental Commission recommended voluntary buy-out of properties within the 100-year flood zone near Onion Creek. Read on for more about what the Heartland Institute is up to, where these cold snaps are coming from, and more.
This week: EPA loosens grip on chemical regulation, Bears Ears will be reduced, success and failure at the WHO, local elections in Austin, personal stories of rising seas and warming in the USA, opportunities for mentorship training at the UCS and AAAS, 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: 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: advice for politically active scientists, rejection of AHCA, NIH approves preprints, Texas education, climate change skeptics speak out, and more
This week: AHCA budget review, Trump's budget proposal stripping science funding, higher CO2 levels than ever, republican support for carbon tax, and more