Scientific Integrity

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Berkeley Breathed, and the Great Barrier Reef: What’s Worth Reading This Week

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

This has been quite the week. From the overwhelming to the fascinating to the touching, here’s what I’ve found worth reading: Read more >

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Finally, a Silica Rule: A Story of Industry Interference and Regulatory Delay

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

“The science is clear,” Representative Frederica Wilson asserted in a Congressional hearing on silica earlier today. Last month, the Department of Labor issued the long-awaited silica rule to protect workers from health effects of crystalline silica dust exposure. Read more >

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How Is the USDA Doing on Scientific Integrity?

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

In March 2013, the US Department of Agriculture updated its scientific integrity policy, a policy mandated by the Obama Administration for all federal agencies with a significant focus on science. Along with 22 other agencies and departments, the USDA developed a policy in 2011 that the Union of Concerned Scientists assessed to “not make adequate commitments to scientific integrity.” How does the revised policy measure up and does it appear to be working? Read more >

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Note to Jerry Jones: Accept the Facts—There Is a Link between CTE, Football

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

Last night, I received an interesting alert from my ESPN app. Normally, I would ignore it. But this one was different. Read more >

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What’s Been Going On with the EPA’s Fracking Report?

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

During Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, Sarah Bellaire, a student at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, asked the candidates if they support fracking. Read more >

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