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.
This week in science policy: ringed seals receive "threatened" status, emissions are diversifying, Trump's budget will cut higher ed $ alongside the EPA and NOAA, ATX lobbies for parks, criticism of climate / civil unrest connection & more
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 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.
Plenty of conservation-related news this week: Utah's Senators aim to strip endangered species act protections from their native species, US National Parks considers implementing a reservation policy to curb number of park visitors, the fight to reintroduce wolves continues to have push-back, the deadly salamander fungus is found in frogs, 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
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 Obama & Trudeau designate Arctic and Atlantic coastal regions as unavailable for future off-shore drilling (NPR, Whitehouse press release). The Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium will be held Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 from 8am-3:30pm at the Canyon View Event Center. More details here. National Science Policy Who owns CRISPR/Cas? US Berkeley first filed a … Continue reading Weekly Digest – December 19-Jan 2, 2016