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Science Needs to Learn Lessons from the LGBTQ Rights Movement

Dan Pomeroy , UCS

The recent March for Science did not help public support for science. That is what the majority of Americans told a recent Pew Research Center survey and what certain news outlets are quick to put in their headlines. My response: Who cares? If my years of organizing for LGBTQ rights taught me anything, it’s that the success of the march should not be measured by the day, but by the movement it creates. Read more >

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Tropical Storm Cindy approaches the Gulf Coast, June 20, 2017. Photo: NOAA

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Life-Threatening Flood Risks: Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Early and Strong

, senior climate scientist

For the first time in nearly half a century two named storms occurred simultaneously in the Atlantic before July: Bret and Cindy. Here’s what to watch for to stay safe during tropical storm Cindy. Read more >

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Want to Squash Science? Follow Pruitt’s Lead at the EPA

, science and policy analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Just 3 out of 18 executive committee members and 11 out of 49 subcommittee members will remain on a vital EPA science committee, with just 10 days to reapply to their positions. Read more >

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October 17, 2016 tidal flooding on a sunny day during the "king tides" in Brickell, Miami, FL that peaked at four feet MLLW. Photo: Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

Sea Level Rise and High-Tide Flooding Outlook Make It to NOAA’s Climate Update

, climate scientist

On June 15, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held its Monthly Climate Update press conference, in which it releases the global temperature for the previous month. The big piece of information in this press conference usually comes on the very first slide of their presentation, which includes the measured global temperature for the month, and how much it deviates from the 20th century average of 58.7°F. Read more >

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