Univ. of Oklahoma Developed Quake Position While Asking Oilman for $25M

"University of Oklahoma officials were seeking a $25 million donation from billionaire oilman Harold Hamm last year, records show, at a time when scientists at the school were formulating the state's position on oil drilling and earthquakes."

Source: EnergyWire, 06/24/2015
November 1, 2015

DEADLINE: James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

The award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, honours reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. $5,000 cash prize plus up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

"Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates"

"As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Thomas G. Wenski, is planning a summer of sermons, homilies and press events designed to highlight the threat that a warming planet, rising sea levels and more extreme storms pose to his community’s poorest and most vulnerable."

Source: NY Times, 06/18/2015

"Is the Leading Nutrition Science Group in Big Food's Pocket?"

"Figuring out whom to trust for nutritional advice can be a daunting task; new findings on everything from the dangers of sugar to the health benefits of leftover pasta seem to come out every day, and the "experts" behind them often have ulterior motives."

Source: Mother Jones, 06/16/2015


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