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Amazon Deforestation and Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Attack on Science

Doug Boucher,

Science is always a potential threat to authoritarian rulers, because it uncovers truths that contradict their lies.

Recently we’ve seen a dramatic example of this conflict in Brazil, where the director of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has been fired by the country’s new President, Jair Bolsonaro, for releasing data showing a substantial increase in Amazon deforestation. Read more >

Photo: Brazilian things/Wikimedia Commons
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You Can Support Science and Push Back Against the Anti-Science Agenda: Here’s How

Cynthia Leifer, , UCS

Dazed and confused is not a phrase typically used to describe scientists, yet many of us are feeling that way in the wake of the dramatic policy changes implemented in the first few months of the new government administration. A seemingly endless flurry of executive orders impact everything from what science is funded, what government scientists can talk about, what areas of science are considered appropriate for presentation on the official White House website, and who can work in our labs. Read more >

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Antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Celebrating Science and Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Hector Arce

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Diversity strengthens science. It’s more than just a matter of fairness and equity—diverse groups of people create better science. Yet it should come as no surprise that people of color continue to be underrepresented in science and engineering. Some people and organizations are doing their best to change that. Read more >

Photo: European Southern Observatory/CC-BY 4.0
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How Do We Make Scientists Human?

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

There are hundreds of thousands of scientists in the United States. Add the engineers, medical doctors, economists, public health professionals, and others and we’re talking millions. Millions of experts who could use their knowledge and training to help make sure that public policies are informed by science. And yet, many people think they don’t know a single scientist. So how do we bridge that gap? Read more >

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How Can Conservation Scientists Make Their Expertise More Resonant? Apply for the New Wilburforce Fellowship

, , Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Conservation scientists take note: there’s a new, exciting fellowship program for scientists who want to develop the skills and connections necessary to help local communities develop solutions to current conservation challenges in the western United States and Canada. The application deadline is September 30, 2014. Read more >

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