This week in #scipol: controversy around Pruitt continues while Senate confirms coal lobbyist as 2nd-in-command at EPA, protections over migratory birds rescinded, air pollution regulations are weakened, ocean currents slow & more
This week in #scipol: controversy surrounds EPA's Pruitt, investment in solar and synthetic biology soars, supersonic commercial jets, flood planning in Houston, antarctic ice melts at rates faster than previously recognized, and more
This week in #scipol: roadways increase extinction rates of migratory animals, new study explores graduate student mental health, UCS sues the EPA, the USDA publicly approves CRISPER crops, UN urges focus on climate change and more
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 -- 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
This week in #scipol: news in congressional redistricting, AAAS comes to Austin, Texas funnels endangered species $ to private companies, company behind solar border wall sues administration, new bill would limit CO2 emissions, & more
This week: A new study out in Science shows that coral reefs with plastic pollution suffer higher disease risks. After the announcement of new import taxes on solar panels, solar companies plan for increased production costs. AK Senator Lisa Murkowski requests exemption from offshore drilling in environmentally-sensitive zones of Alaska. The UCS sues the EPA for its ban on EPA-funded board members. Read on for more about public health in Texas and mathematicians helping to fix gerrymandering in PA.
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: Zinke recommends reducing boundaries of 4 national monuments, the EPA continues debate on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, House GOP members reverse stand on graduate tuition tax, the UT system submits a bid to run Los Alamos National Laboratory, and more.
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.