The peer-reviewed, open-access journal Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy "disseminate information on sustainability science issues in support of a greater global exchange of knowledge." Included is a searchable collection of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses.
"In an unusual scenario that raises questions of conflict of interest, a company that conducts research on behalf of the pesticide industry has paid a U.S. government agency to help prove some controversial chemicals are safe."
Three House Republicans have asked newly installed Appropriations chairmen to zero out NASA climate research. This would effectively end scientists' ability to measure changes in climate.
"Scientific research, environmental protection and other priorities of the Obama administration would face steep cuts under a congressional Republican spending plan released Wednesday."
Rae Tyson reports there may well be a connection between odor-resistant socks and an emerging health and environmental concern.
In Gillette, Wyoming, coal country, science teachers can feel the pressure against teaching scientific truth about climate in the classroom. Sometimes they push back.
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed tight restrictions on using people as test subjects — or, as critics have put it, guinea pigs — in pesticide research."
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says the Dec. 21 memo implies that existing EPA openness policy meets White House criteria. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget may again be tampering with agency science for political purposes — accused by Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva (pictured) of censoring FOIA'd documents relating to the mid-summer estimate of Deepwater Horizon oil spill.