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 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: 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: Effects of recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida continue to be felt, President Trump presents nominees for positions at NASA and USDA, one week remains to comment on overtime requirements for the Department of Labor, and more
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.
This week: TX representatives advance vaccination transparency bill, NIH receives a funding boost, more Americans think the government should increase scientific research spending, ExxonMobil looses against a citizen suit, 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 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
Conservation Hundreds of endangered blind salamanders were stolen from USFWS site in San Marcos (link). Good news! A 520-acre area called Peaceful Springs has been added to the Balcones Canyonland National Wildlife Refuge, permanently protecting limestone canyons, major bird and butterfly migration routes, and springs that attract endangered bird species. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) … Continue reading Weekly Digest – December 5th, 2016