Monsanto Attacks Scientists Who Found Problems With Weedkiller Dicamba

"In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant called water hemp. This has not been a normal year."

Source: NPR, 10/27/2017

Down Hundreds Of Staff, NWS ‘Teetering On The Brink Of Failure’ - Union

"After the onslaught of devastating hurricanes and wildfires, the United States is enduring one of its most costly years for extreme weather.  A near-record $16 billion weather disasters have ravaged the nation. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service workforce is spread razor thin, with hundreds of vacant forecast positions."

Source: Washington Post, 10/27/2017

"Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds"

"DAMARISCOTTA, Me. — Alice Kelley stood on the bank of a tidal river, next to a grassy bluff dotted with apple trees. This is not just a scenic spot: Hidden beneath the grass is a massive pile of oyster shells left by Native Americans. And hidden among those shells are rich, detailed stories thousands of years old."

Source: NY Times, 10/24/2017

‘Let Us Do Our Job’: Anger Over EPA’s Apparent Muzzling Of Scientists

"The Trump administration’s decision to prevent government scientists from presenting climate change-related research at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday gave the event a suddenly high profile, with protesters outside, media inside and angry lawmakers and academics criticizing the move."

Source: Washington Post, 10/24/2017

"Congressional Auditor Urges Action to Address Climate Change"

"Fires, floods and hurricanes are already costing the federal government tens of billions of dollars a year and climate change will drive those costs ever higher in coming years, a new federal study warns. The report by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s auditing arm, urges the Trump administration to take climate change risks seriously and begin formulating a response."

Source: NY Times, 10/24/2017

Facing Outcry, New Mexico Restores Global Warming to Science Standards

"New Mexico’s public education agency announced late Tuesday that it would restore references to evolution, global warming, and the age of the Earth that had been stripped out of the state’s proposed science education standards."

Source: Mother Jones, 10/20/2017


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