Summer Monthly Digest — June 19-July 12, 2019

This month in #scipol: pollution in Texas, cheap solar power, deforestation in Brazil, defunded university in Alaska, comet lander, exascale computers water in India, Obamacare, gene patents, #MeTooSTEM, trusting scientists, and more!

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Summer Monthly Digest — May 14-June 18, 2019

This month in #scipol: record CO2 levels, elephants, Brazilian scientists, #txlege #science wrap up, breast cancer, malaria and measles, carbon offsets, Chip Roy, China, pesticides, GRExit, bias in CVs, sea ice, crop floods, and more!

Weekly Digest — February 19-25, 2018

This week in science policy -- two groups sue the EPA over violating federal records laws, a greater number of first time STEM candidates are entering into primaries, senators are pushing for funding to develop a universal flu vaccine, climate warming effects are concerns for both coral reef survival and communities in deforested areas, & more

Weekly Digest — December 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018 (Holiday Edition)

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.

Weekly Digest — November 27-December 3, 2017

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.