Weekly Digest — January 29-February 4, 2019

This week in #scipol: 150th anniversary of the periodic table, anti-science practices and nominations of the Trump administration, polar vortices, German coal, and more!

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Weekly Digest — December 4-10, 2018

This week in #scipol: the Asian longhorned tick, congressional committees take shape, a carbon fee bill is introduced, the UN holds climate talks, carbon emissions increase, and will we all get coal from Poland in our stockings?

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 — January 22-28, 2018

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.

Weekly Digest – February 13-20

Conservation and Alternative Energy Oil and mining companies are no longer required to disclose their payments to foreign governments. This rule was part of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, enforced last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and repealed by H.J.Res.41 under the Congressional Review Act on the basis that it would reduce competitiveness … Continue reading Weekly Digest – February 13-20