American Institute of Physics – Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is working to build congressional support for a major interagency R&D initiative designed to bring down the cost of carbon dioxide removal technologies over ten years.
Science – Critics are blasting a revised Trump administration plan to give the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broad power to ignore research results when setting public health rules if officials decide the underlying data are not adequately accessible to the public.
The Washington Post – “Vague appeals to transparency do not warrant the agency impairing its use of quality science," one critic says.
The Washington Post – PCAST’s members investigate the country’s pressing scientific questions at the president’s direction. Typically, academic members of a PCAST outnumber its industry scientists.
Science – Director of IBM Research Dario Gil in Yorktown Heights, New York, a newly-appointed member to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, already has a wish list of issues he’d like the group to tackle.
The New York Times – Pacific Gas & Electric is cutting electricity as a precaution against sparking wildfires in high-wind conditions.
Nature – Kelvin Droegemeier wants input on transparency and foreign influence in research, he told the first summit on improving the country’s science.
Science – You’ll need an invitation to attend, but on 5 November the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host a 1-day meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss a host of hot-button issues affecting the US research community.