This month in #scipol: the southwest deals with drought, NASA's Mars Curiosity announced discoveries, the EPA's transparency rule, government spending to address climate change, new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports, non-medical vaccine exemptions 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: 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.
This week in #scipol: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments will be reduced, mining companies no longer financially responsible for future clean-up preparations, debate continues on what is a "water of the United States" (and what should be protected), graduate students worry about tax hikes, Lamar Smith attacks socio-behavioral research at the NSF, and more.
This week: US releases National Climate Assessment, UN releases annual emissions report, ongoing change at the EPA brings more industry representatives in, multiple bills in the house threaten the Endangered Species Act, proposed tax reform worries graduate students, a waste-free UT, and more
This week: EPA loosens grip on chemical regulation, Bears Ears will be reduced, success and failure at the WHO, local elections in Austin, personal stories of rising seas and warming in the USA, opportunities for mentorship training at the UCS and AAAS, and more...
This week in #scipol: Zinke's memo targets ten national monuments, other EPA news, and state governors try to put the Paris Accord into action.
Part two of a post about a member's visit to DC to lobby Congressional staffers to increase federal science funding.
A member of Austin Science Advocates went to DC to lobby Congressional representatives to increase federal science funding. Here she summarizes what she learned during her preparation.