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National Weather Service cancels its union contract

The National Weather Service is canceling its contract with the union representing about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers in what could be the first major labor showdown of the ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results. The levels of some forms of harmful ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Report: State, Feds ‘Negligent’ in Oversight of Oroville Dam

A new report by a group of independent engineering analysts investigating the failure of the Oroville Dam’s spillways earlier this year says state and federal agencies were guilty of negligence ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from KQED Science

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U.S. court backs EPA’s delay of chlorpyrifos ban

Decision is a victory for the Trump Administration

Thu 20 Jul 17 from CandEN

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Uganda trial shows why it's worth paying people to preserve trees

Randomized controlled trial finds economic benefits of avoided carbon emissions are double the costs.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Nature News

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Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist

The Dept. of Agriculture’s science will be run by someone with no science experience.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Arstechnica

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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted for Speaking Out on Climate Change

Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office."

Thu 20 Jul 17 from KQED Science

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The way rivers function reflects their ecological status, study finds

A study conducted by a UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country research group proposes going beyond the exploration of river ecosystems and incorporating a set of processes that regulate not ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Trump’s Interior Department Pulls Glacier Chief from Zuckerberg’s Park Tour

President Donald Trump’s Interior Department prevented Glacier National Park’s superintendent from accompanying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on a recent park tour to save money, ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from KQED Science

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