Our last digest of the semester! We will switch to monthly digests for the summer. This week in #scipol: dune lizards, #txlege fails to future-proof the state, bird flu is back, recycling, rivers, science funding, and more!
This week in #scipol: red wolves are different from grey wolves, major floods on the way, Israel goes to the moon, anti-vaxx conversations in Texas and Japan, oil drilling banned in Arctic Ocean, HIV in the US, and more!
This week in #scipol: space harpoons, FY2019 funding, STEM parents, record oil leases, China building genetic databases, estimating enslaved people worldwide, WOTUS comment period, climate funding redirected, and more!
This week in science policy: Trump excludes climate change from national security threats, new heads of National Center for Education Statistics and National Park Service, Hartnett-White re-nominated, offshore drilling disputes, and opportunities for scipol training through AAAS due soon.
This week: The EPA wipes climate change from its website and public speakers, a new bill proposes to change peer review at NSF, glaciers recede in China, deaths by flu and pollution, West Nile Virus in Austin, and more
This week: TX SBOE meets tomorrow to hear final testimony on streamlining Texas science standards, Pruitt will not pursue removing CO2 from the EPA's list of pollutants, Senators request increase in NSF funding, 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: AHCA budget review, Trump's budget proposal stripping science funding, higher CO2 levels than ever, republican support for carbon tax, and more
Conservation and Alternative Energy Currently, 20 Texas State Parks and 11 Wildlife Management Areas are actively leasing land for oil and gas drilling. Action: you can help prevent further damage by 1) stopping new leases, 2) supporting the removal of Kelcy Warren from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (he is the CEO of Energy … Continue reading Weekly Digest — Feb 27 – March 5