This month in #scipol: corruption in the US federal and state governments, Australia burns, TCEQ admits leniency, new NSF leader and funding, the National Defense Authorization Act passes, Honolulu bans single-use plastic, and more!
This week in #scipol: #UN climate summit, largest private environmental settlement in history, new Dept Energy Secretary, #RAWA passes out of committee, US education in trouble, #OED word of the year is climate emergency, and more!
Energy, Environment, and Conservation A new report by the Government Accountability Office concludes that nearly 60% of Superfund sites in the US could be at risk of releasing toxic pollutants into waterways and communities due to climate change exacerbated flooding, sea level rise, storm surge, and wildfires. Superfund sites are sites of contaminated hazardous waste … Continue reading Weekly Digest — November 26-December 2, 2019
This week in #scipol: rollbacks at the EPA, a privately funded border wall, 5G networks reduce weather forecasting accuracy, and more!
This week in #scipol: 11,000 scientists declare climate emergency and measures to combat climate change, the Transparency Rule is back, 2019 election results, mushroom foam, most Texans believe climate change is happening, and more!
This week in #scipol: coal mining in Texas lacks regulation, evidence of corruption, earthquakes increase by more than 1,000, uninsured children in Texas, Trump announces US to leave Paris Agreement, and more!
In this last 2019 summer monthly #scipol digest: tigers, bears, and whales (oh my?), plastic and air pollution justice, EPA failures and Pebble Mine, abortions, HPV, vaccines, and glyphosate, Mauna Kea, trees in Ethiopia, and more!
This week in #scipol: border wall, gender discrimination, the dark side of the moon, decrease in life expectancy, Brexit, Trump and the G-20 on climate change, and more!
This week in #scipol: some good news! The Save Our Seas Act, whooping cranes on the rebound, EPA shelves transparency rule, changing minds on climate change, voting begins, and 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around Pruitt continues while Senate confirms coal lobbyist as 2nd-in-command at EPA, protections over migratory birds rescinded, air pollution regulations are weakened, ocean currents slow & more