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 around Pruitt continues while Senate confirms coal lobbyist as 2nd-in-command at EPA, protections over migratory birds rescinded, air pollution regulations are weakened, ocean currents slow & more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
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!
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 in #scipol: news in congressional redistricting, AAAS comes to Austin, Texas funnels endangered species $ to private companies, company behind solar border wall sues administration, new bill would limit CO2 emissions, & 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: A new study out in Science shows that coral reefs with plastic pollution suffer higher disease risks. After the announcement of new import taxes on solar panels, solar companies plan for increased production costs. AK Senator Lisa Murkowski requests exemption from offshore drilling in environmentally-sensitive zones of Alaska. The UCS sues the EPA for its ban on EPA-funded board members. Read on for more about public health in Texas and mathematicians helping to fix gerrymandering in PA.
Lots in the news this week about how many different federal science advisory boards are not meeting. Researchers face challenges in China and developing countries; in India, the education minister questions the validity of evolutionary theory. Read on for more news in vaccines, drug development, energy in Texas, and happenings at the EPA.