This month in #scipol: carbon taxes, water contamination, science appropriations, Chinese espionage, the "right to try bill", top 10 newly discovered species, and more.
This week in #scipol: endangered salmon, sexual harassment in academia, Scott Pruitt still in scandals, Sam Clovis retires from USDA, huge NIH public database on genetics, pollution in Texas, and more
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
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: 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.
This week conservationist groups' outrage places hold on big game trophy decision, U.S. cities and state governments speak at the UN climate Change Conference, strategies for changing how we perceive the environment, the case for scientific collections, 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 fails to mention climate change in its review of superfund sites affected by Harvey & proposed cuts to the superfund clean-up budget, WHO announces new anti-cholera campaign, whales are dying, California strikes down stay on methane regulation, and more
This week: congress passes a bill to protect funding for weather prediction, EPA decides not to ban harmful chlorphyrifos, a proposal for new FDA trial designs, and more
This week: advice for politically active scientists, rejection of AHCA, NIH approves preprints, Texas education, climate change skeptics speak out, and more