This week: The Trump administration continues to nominate individuals to head organizations without technical experience, flu experts worry about the upcoming flu season, natural history collections offer new ways to study historical environmental changes, NSF enacts changes to proposal submissions, and more
This week in #scipol: Zinke's memo targets ten national monuments, other EPA news, and state governors try to put the Paris Accord into action.
This week: Last week to submit your comments on repealing EPA regulations, opposing view points on Utah's Bears Ears, an outbreak of measles in Minnesota, caps on NIH research support, and more
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: EPA wants your comments on repealing regulations, science as a values issue, National Parks supports >300,000 jobs/year, TX SBOE removes anti-evolution language from science standards, and more
This week: Trump begins to roll back Clean Power Plan, texts from the Heartland Institute land on educators' desks, a deathly measles outbreak in Europe, March Mammal Madness is a huge success, and more...
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Conservation The GOP aims to dismantle the Endangered Species Act (Washington Post). Committee(s) on Science, Space, and Technology House Resolution 44, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 11, 2017, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2017, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of Charles Darwin as … Continue reading Weekly Digest – January 16, 2017
Conservation A little out of date, but House Bill 1794, passed in 2015 (link) sets a hard cap on payouts to counties that sue corporations for polluting waterways and/or air, as well as a 5 year statute of limitations. (Excellent opinion piece here) Save Our Springs is moving forward with filing a new lawsuit in … Continue reading Weekly Digest – January 9, 2017
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