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Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections

Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.

Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.

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Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
A pesticide industry leader, Hutchins was formerly president of the Entomological Society of America.
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2018
Opponents of the guidelines, which would bar results of many public health studies from use in policy making, include scientific and healthcare organizations.
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2018
Compared to other drugs, therapeutics given breakthrough status receive FDA approval on the basis of weaker trial evidence, a study finds.
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Shawna Williams | Jul 17, 2018
The UK-based organization encourages public debate about the issue but does not recommend immediate policy change.
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
UK Politicians Propose New “Research Integrity” Watchdog
UK Politicians Propose New “Research Integrity” Watchdog
Catherine Offord | Jul 11, 2018
A report recommends the creation of a national committee to oversee universities’ handling of misconduct investigations.
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2018
President Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has often opposed court involvement in environmental and health regulations.