National (U.S.)

April 6, 2023 to April 7, 2023

Science Talk ’23

The Association of Science Communicators' SCIENCE TALK '23 is a hybrid conference taking place Apr 6-7 both in-person in Portland, Oregon, and with real-time online participation for speakers and attendees. This year's theme is "Giving Science a Voice."

Topics on the Beat: 

"Is A Common Industrial Chemical Fueling The Spread Of Parkinson’s Disease?"

"A cancer-causing chemical that is widely used to degrease aviation components and heavy machinery could also be linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to a new research paper that recommends increased scrutiny of areas long contaminated by the compound."

Source: LA Times, 03/16/2023

“Take a Number:” SEJ’s Report on Growing FOIA Backlogs

March 15, 2023 — If justice delayed is justice denied, can the same be said of information? The Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to respond to requests for documents within 20 business days, barring “unusual circumstances.” But an SEJ review finds that key federal environmental agencies are taking months and even years to respond to records requests.


"What’s Next In Ohio Corruption Probe After Guilty Verdicts?"

"The largest corruption case in Ohio history culminated last week with guilty verdicts for ex-House Speaker Larry Householder and lobbyist Matt Borges, the former head of the Republican Party. But the state’s attorney general said it’s “only the beginning of accountability” for the now-tainted $1 billion bailout of two aging nuclear power plants."

Source: AP, 03/15/2023


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