This week in #scipol: interstellar visitor, University of California divests from fossil fuels and provides healthcare, climate strike, Senate climate caucus, climate denier leaves, birds disappearing, AI in Malawi, 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!
Conservation Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) introduced a bill (H.J.Res 46) to loosen restrictions on drilling in National Parks and then was selected to chair the Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals. His bill would repeal some of Obama’s updates to “9B” regulations including elimination of a cap on compensation for environmental damage and elimination of exemption from … Continue reading Weekly Digest – Jan 30 – Feb 5
Conservation and Alternative Energy Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines are moving forward (NPR). “Wind provided 40 percent of Texas’s electricity for 17 straight hours one windy day in December” (Scientific American). The effort to ban lead bullets at wildlife refuges may be stymied (Wall Street Journal). Texas Water Symposium will be 7pm on Thurs, … Continue reading Weekly Digest – January 23-29, 2017