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.
This week more drama unfolds at the EPA, tax cuts won't be for graduate students, one day in New Delhi = 45 cigarettes, Austinites vote for parks and bikes, information on border wall made publicly available, and more
This week: US releases National Climate Assessment, UN releases annual emissions report, ongoing change at the EPA brings more industry representatives in, multiple bills in the house threaten the Endangered Species Act, proposed tax reform worries graduate students, a waste-free UT, and more
This week: The EPA wipes climate change from its website and public speakers, a new bill proposes to change peer review at NSF, glaciers recede in China, deaths by flu and pollution, West Nile Virus in Austin, and more
Plenty of conservation-related news this week: Utah's Senators aim to strip endangered species act protections from their native species, US National Parks considers implementing a reservation policy to curb number of park visitors, the fight to reintroduce wolves continues to have push-back, the deadly salamander fungus is found in frogs, and more.
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This week: AHCA budget review, Trump's budget proposal stripping science funding, higher CO2 levels than ever, republican support for carbon tax, and more
Conservation and Alternative Energy Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines are moving forward (NPR). “Wind provided 40 percent of Texas’s electricity for 17 straight hours one windy day in December” (Scientific American). The effort to ban lead bullets at wildlife refuges may be stymied (Wall Street Journal). Texas Water Symposium will be 7pm on Thurs, … Continue reading Weekly Digest – January 23-29, 2017
Conservation A little out of date, but House Bill 1794, passed in 2015 (link) sets a hard cap on payouts to counties that sue corporations for polluting waterways and/or air, as well as a 5 year statute of limitations. (Excellent opinion piece here) Save Our Springs is moving forward with filing a new lawsuit in … Continue reading Weekly Digest – January 9, 2017
Conservation Obama & Trudeau designate Arctic and Atlantic coastal regions as unavailable for future off-shore drilling (NPR, Whitehouse press release). The Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium will be held Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 from 8am-3:30pm at the Canyon View Event Center. More details here. National Science Policy Who owns CRISPR/Cas? US Berkeley first filed a … Continue reading Weekly Digest – December 19-Jan 2, 2016