This month in #scipol: pollution in Texas, cheap solar power, deforestation in Brazil, defunded university in Alaska, comet lander, exascale computers water in India, Obamacare, gene patents, #MeTooSTEM, trusting scientists, and more!
Our last digest of the semester! We will switch to monthly digests for the summer. This week in #scipol: dune lizards, #txlege fails to future-proof the state, bird flu is back, recycling, rivers, science funding, and more!
This week in #scipol: predatory publishers are punished, EPA can expel grant awardees, Bayer in big trouble, the importance of islands, ecolabs and free speech in Texas, CRISPR lizards, and more!
This week in #scipol: the college admissions scandal gets UT sued, Vanderbilt fires #MeTooSTEM professor, Iran accuses conservationists in mortal peril, Rick Perry says Green New Deal should be debated, kids skip school, and more!
This week in #scipol: EPA's secret science rule open for public comments; farm bill will deregulate pesticide use & liability when it comes to endangered species; ancestry website catches killer & more on CDC/EPA/NIH/DOE etc
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
This week in science policy news -- Texas looks at the conservation status of the whooping crane, and the rare dunes sagebrush lizard, Sens Cruz and Nelson advocate for the International Space Station, concerns arise after the EPA announces reorganization proposals, Texas prepares for potential energy shortages during summer, and more
This week in science policy: ringed seals receive "threatened" status, emissions are diversifying, Trump's budget will cut higher ed $ alongside the EPA and NOAA, ATX lobbies for parks, criticism of climate / civil unrest connection & more
This week conservationist groups' outrage places hold on big game trophy decision, U.S. cities and state governments speak at the UN climate Change Conference, strategies for changing how we perceive the environment, the case for scientific collections, and more.