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
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!
This week: February 5 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Texas primaries. The haste of recent environmental rollbacks may result in legal challenges. A law from 1872 allows for new mining claims on land previously designated as part of two national monuments in Utah. The end approaches for funding designated to support surveillance of emerging outbreaks in developing counties. Read on for more news on Exxon Mobil development plans, a CEQ nomination withdrawal, 2019 budget proposals, and changes in publishing practices.
This week: The Trump administration continues to nominate individuals to head organizations without technical experience, flu experts worry about the upcoming flu season, natural history collections offer new ways to study historical environmental changes, NSF enacts changes to proposal submissions, 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
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 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