Bloomberg – The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions -- including its mandate for electric-car sales -- in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards.
Reuters – A decade of inaction by the Republican Party on climate legislation will end next week when one its own offers a carbon tax bill, which is sure to fail in the House of Representatives.
The Washington Post – The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal.
Belfast Telegraph – The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said there is no reason in principle to rule out heritable genome editing, but the welfare of the future person and any possible impact on society must be considered.
STAT – CRISPR-Cas9 can cause significantly greater genetic havoc than experts thought, perhaps enough to threaten the health of patients who would one day receive CRISPR-based therapy.
Science – This fall, the National Science Foundation will give the public a chance to win glory—and some money—in a contest dubbed The NSF 2026 Idea Machine.
Reuters – The plan would have boosted the renewable fuel blending obligation for the refining industry to 11.76 percent from 10.88 percent to offset volumes lost under the small refinery hardship waiver program.
Optics.org – The bipartisan legislation will create a comprehensive national policy to encourage quantum research and technology and help establish a workforce capable of transforming that work into real-world applications.
TechCrunch – Daimler has been granted a license to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing, making it the first international automaker to receive such permission.