Deep cuts to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research capabilities loom in the FY19 proposed budget. Research is critical to advance NOAA’s mission of understanding and predicting the weather, information that’s used to ensure public safety, to protect economic assets and activities, and to support navigation by military, commercial and private vessels. Read more >
March 2, 2018 9:46 AM EDT
January 8, 2018 2:09 PM EDT
Today NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on “billion-dollar weather and climate disasters” that affected the US in 2017. Not surprisingly, the numbers were staggering. Read more >
The Trump Administration Word Ban Extends to Other Federal Agencies. Its Ongoing Assault on Science Is Much Worse.
December 17, 2017 12:08 PM EDT
A word ban extends beyond the CDC, the Washington Post reported last night, including at another, unnamed HHS agency that was told how to talk about the Affordable Care Act, presumably to discourage people from signing up for health care. The directive came from the White House Office of Management and Budget, which coordinates the president’s budget proposal and rule-making agenda.
December 13, 2017 11:12 AM EDT
With the election of Donald Trump, our government has apparently changed the way in which financial conflicts of interest are addressed by political appointees to his administration. The President himself has, of course, been unwilling to sever ties to his businesses even as his actions in office impact their financial performance. That has raised constitutional issues for some critics and is the subject of ongoing litigation. Read more >
December 12, 2017 3:16 PM EDT
This year’s NOAA’s Arctic Report Card highlights that the Arctic’s sea ice area is shrinking at a faster pace than in the past 1,500 years–and it’s not rebounding. This information is crucial to the world: What happens in the Arctic influences coastlines everywhere and extreme weather events in the Northern Hemisphere. Read more >