“We’re not in a position to lose time anymore,” one environmental researcher said.
Scientists and investors are giddy about CRISPR, a precision gene editing tool, but a patent fight erupted over who invented it first.
Agencies that provide health care and education for tribal members, and develop tribe-owned lands placed in trust, are at “High Risk” the GAO reported.
“This is a moment that requires that the agency turn to its historic role and mission,” one civil rights advocate said.
Lawmakers killed a brand-new rule that would have protected streams from mining contaminants. The rule had required miners to report contamination.
University leaders have joined the outcry against Trump’s executive order, saying it could harm science and is anti-American. “Where we have a wall around the country, science would crumble,” said the head of one science group.
A few mutinous tweets by the National Park Service have catalyzed a movement among science supporters that could last for months.
Memorandums signed by President Trump seek to revive the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL. Tribal leaders and their lawyers intend to stand their ground.
Accounts across the department were temporarily frozen, and the offending tweets were deleted. The flagged tweets were retweets about the Trump inauguration’s moves on climate and crowd size.
A full ACA repeal could have “catastrophic consequences” for Native Americans, one health board leader said.
“I think there’s a lot of reason for concern at this moment,” Ron Klain, who coordinated the White House Ebola response under President Obama, said at a global health meeting Tuesday.
In its plan to preserve the polar bear, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has named climate change as the species’ primary threat. “The future for polar bears is pretty bleak,” said one federal official.
It’s a step towards allowing states, and possibly private companies, to gain control of federally managed lands and national parks.
UN countries will debate how weapons that aim and fire without human control should be used in warfare. But experts are skeptical that such weapons will be banned outright.
The biggest funder of research in the physical sciences would be helmed by the former Texas governor who once wanted to eliminate the agency.
The Army Corps’ decision to consider alternate routes for the Dakota Access pipeline was historic and hard-won, but legal experts fear that it could soon be reversed.
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“This is to me the closest thing to what we’ve done since the time that we would go down in the 1960s to the Jim Crow South,” the chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights said.
Community health centers thrived under Obamacare. “We have the most to lose,” one health network chief said.
Scientists will “closely monitor” the new administration, the group said.