"The climate-denial camp has new ammunition: A widely refuted Daily Mail article that claims top U.S. climate scientists exaggerated their data for a 2015 study to 'dupe' world leaders into adopting the Paris Climate Agreement."
"In the final weeks and months of the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs issued a flurry of reports on some of the country’s most widely used pesticides. Decisions made on the basis of these environmental and health assessments will likely determine the level of pesticide residue allowed on the food we eat. They will affect children’s neurological health and development, particularly in agricultural communities. They will determine how farmworkers are protected from pesticide exposures. And they will affect the fate of threatened and endangered species across the country."
"As researchers strive to keep their unpublished work private, many brace for more anti-science government interference under Donald Trump."
"On Tuesday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is expected to hold a hearing on a bill to undermine health regulations that is based on a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists more than two decades ago."
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration. A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Federal climate plans created under former President Obama, tribal assistance programs, and references to international cooperation have been stricken from the site."
"Just like protesters who have taken to the streets and airports -- for the Women's March and against the travel ban -- scientists are planning their own march."
Long-time SEJ member Janet Raloff is the editor and driving force behind Science News for Students (SNS), an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators.
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"High atop the Greenland ice sheet lies thousands of dollars of sophisticated scientific monitoring equipment key to projecting future sea level rise. Their batteries are drained and in need of repair, but a scientist charged with their care fears she can't reach the equipment because of Trump's de-facto Muslim ban."