This week in #scipol: Earth Day highlights US environmental deregulation, BLM land selling for cheap, NASA funding authorized by House, DOI under investigation, unfair impacts of climate change, ACA enrollment drops 3% in 2017, & more
This week in #scipol: controversy surrounds EPA's Pruitt, investment in solar and synthetic biology soars, supersonic commercial jets, flood planning in Houston, antarctic ice melts at rates faster than previously recognized, 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!
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 in science policy: Trump excludes climate change from national security threats, new heads of National Center for Education Statistics and National Park Service, Hartnett-White re-nominated, offshore drilling disputes, and opportunities for scipol training through AAAS due soon.
This week in #scipol: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments will be reduced, mining companies no longer financially responsible for future clean-up preparations, debate continues on what is a "water of the United States" (and what should be protected), graduate students worry about tax hikes, Lamar Smith attacks socio-behavioral research at the NSF, 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: 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: 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
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