An open letter from geoscientists supports a bill to remove racist slurs from federally recognized lakes, creeks, canyons, and other small landforms.
How Scientists Can Engage to Solve the Climate Crisis
Policymakers need scientists. Here’s how one geoscientist contributed to a U.S. congressional report that’s already churning out legislation—and real action.
New Clean Water Act Rule Leaves U.S. Waters Vulnerable
A revised definition of which waters can be protected from pollution by the federal government ignores established science.
China Challenges U.S. Science Dominance
A recent Congressional hearing and National Science Board report show that U.S. leadership faces growing global competition.
House Democrats Introduce Ambitious Climate Change Plan
Legislation will call for a 100% clean U.S. economy by 2050.
Hearing Explores Resilience to Climate-Related Natural Disasters
Experts call for more tools to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change to curb the impacts and costs of natural disasters.
Senator Urges Ending Dark Money’s Stifling of Climate Action
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says that dark money funding from the fossil fuel industry and others “has polluted our politics.” Dark money and climate denial “are two sides of the same coin,” he says.
House Hearing Focuses on Why Biodiversity Matters
In the wake of a dire report on global threats to biodiversity, experts explain why the issue is so urgent, not just to the environment and to threatened species but also to people.
Congress Hears Biodiversity Warning During a Charged Hearing
At a testy congressional hearing, leading experts confronted attacks on the science.
Senate Committee OK’s White House’s NOAA Pick in Party Line Vote
Senate floor fight may loom for Barry Lee Myers, whom Democrats oppose.