This month in #scipol: air and water pollution, sexual misconduct in academia, birds and beetles, the Space Force, and more!
This month in #scipol: carbon tax, goodbye Scott Pruitt, plastic bans, West Nile virus in Texas, and more!
This week in #scipol: EPA's secret science rule open for public comments; farm bill will deregulate pesticide use & liability when it comes to endangered species; ancestry website catches killer & more on CDC/EPA/NIH/DOE etc
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 in science policy news -- Texas looks at the conservation status of the whooping crane, and the rare dunes sagebrush lizard, Sens Cruz and Nelson advocate for the International Space Station, concerns arise after the EPA announces reorganization proposals, Texas prepares for potential energy shortages during summer, and more
Over the holidays, the EPA was ordered to update its guidelines on safe lead levels, Kathleen Hartnett-White did not receive unanimous support and will need to be re-nominated for head of the CEQ this coming congressional session, and a new report recommends priority missions for earth and space science with a heavy focus on climate science. In Austin, the Environmental Commission recommended voluntary buy-out of properties within the 100-year flood zone near Onion Creek. Read on for more about what the Heartland Institute is up to, where these cold snaps are coming from, and more.