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!
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: the Scientific Integrity Act, DNA collected at the border, opioid lawsuits, a new Senate climate caucus, transgender children in Texas, bird species in danger, and more!
This week in #scipol: early voting begins in Texas, Texas cities sue Kinder Morgan over pipeline, first all-female spacewalk, Rick Perry's successor nominated, chlorpyrifos banned in California, cheap renewables, and more!
This week in #scipol: US House bans drilling in ANWR, Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf of Mexico, WOTUS guidance revoked, Sackler settlement, climate strike, a TB cure, uninsured Texans, mysterious seal deaths, and more!
This week in #scipol: giraffes get new protections, border wall pardons, University of Alaska budget cuts reduced, fires in Brazil, methane, ocean drones, genetics of homosexuality, bag bans in Texas, bananas in trouble, 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 month in #scipol: pollution in Texas, cheap solar power, deforestation in Brazil, defunded university in Alaska, comet lander, exascale computers water in India, Obamacare, gene patents, #MeTooSTEM, trusting scientists, and more!