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Need to Know? Eight Reports from the Congressional Research Service

Congress does not release reports done by the Congressional Research Service to the public, even though taxpayers fund them. Thanks to the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project, you can read them anyway.

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"Massive Cuts Proposed To NASA Earth Science Budget Draw Protest"

"On Tuesday, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee chaired by Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced a new spending bill that would slash NASA’s earth science programs by over $300 million dollars. Advocates for earth science monitoring and research have voiced strong objections to this proposal."

05/01/2015

2015 the ‘Last Effective Opportunity’ To Limit Warming, Says Vatican

"Following a closely watched Vatican climate change meeting Tuesday at the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, the attendees — including not only scientific leaders but also religious and political luminaries — have released a statement suggesting that a 2015 climate accord may be the last chance to keep global warming within a range deemed “safe” for the world, its people and its ecosystems."

04/30/2015
May 4, 2015

Removing Roadblocks to TSCA Reform Legislation

Join the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (or via webinar) for a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates on the best ways to remove the obstacles that remain to advancing legislation that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Free registration required.

"Two Huge Magma Chambers Spied Beneath Yellowstone National Park"

"Underneath the bubbling geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming sits a volcanic hot spot that has driven some of the largest eruptions on Earth. Geoscientists have now completely imaged the subterranean plumbing system and have found not just one, but two magma chambers underneath the giant volcano."

04/24/2015

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