Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections

Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.

Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.

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Global Biodiversity Assessment Reports “Unprecedented” Declines
Global Biodiversity Assessment Reports “Unprecedented” Declines
Chia-Yi Hou | May 6, 2019
The intergovernmental organization reports “accelerating” species extinctions, with 25 percent of animal and plant species evaluated under threat of extinction.
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
How Orphan Drugs Became a Highly Profitable Industry
How Orphan Drugs Became a Highly Profitable Industry
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Government incentives, advances in technology, and an army of patient advocates have spun a successful market—but abuses of the system and exorbitant prices could cause a backlash.
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
Jim Daley | Mar 16, 2018
With the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Meredith Richardson, Praveen Kumar | Jun 30, 2017
The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.
Zika's Economic Burden
Zika's Economic Burden
Jef Akst | May 11, 2017
A new analysis estimates that the viral disease could cost between $183 million and more than $10 billion in the U.S. alone. 
Image of the Day: Senior Scientists
Image of the Day: Senior Scientists
The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2017
The aging science and engineering workforce in the U.S. can be traced back to the Baby Boomer cohort of researchers and the elimination of mandatory retirement in universities.
Reproducibility Crisis Not So Bad?
Reproducibility Crisis Not So Bad?
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2016
Two studies temper the dismal assessment of psychology and economics researchers’ abilities to replicate one another’s experiments.
The Cost of Irreproducible Research
The Cost of Irreproducible Research
Kerry Grens | Jun 10, 2015
Half of basic science studies cannot be replicated, according to a new analysis—to the tune of $28 billion a year in the U.S.