GeekWire – More than 100 biotech researchers, industry executives and government officials met at the White House for a summit focusing on America’s bioeconomy — the range of products, services and data derived from biological processes and bioscience research.
The Conversation – Scientists on a panel that advised the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on particulate matter standards learned that the EPA had abruptly disbanded them, leaving the review to move forward without relevant scientific expertise.
Science – In January 2020, Sudip Parikh, the 46-year-old structural biologist, will become the new CEO of AAAS (which publishes Science) as the 171-year-old association pursues its mission to advance science and serve society.
Scope – Even top researchers often have to submit papers to multiple journals before getting one to accept it. This process is very time consuming and frankly a bit painful for most authors.
The Washington Post – The move will leave the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases as the only nation to abandon the global effort to combat climate change.
The Washington Post – The Environmental Protection Agency plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
The Guardian – The Harvard professor on science and skepticism – and why climate deniers have run out of excuses.
Nature – That there has never been a border between ethics and biology remains as apparent today as it was 150 years ago.
The Hill – A federal appeals court has dismissed challenges brought by the state of California against a Trump administration rule on tailpipe pollution standards, arguing the case has no merit because the rule has not yet been finalized.
The Washington Post – A large majority of Americans say drilling for oil and natural gas off the coasts and on public lands should decrease or remain at current levels, a viewpoint at odds with the expansion promoted by President Trump.
MIT Technology Review – While the firm’s big “Climate Pledge” should be applauded, it also seems to amount to climate accounting. The announcement comes on the eve of what could be the world’s biggest climate-change protest.
The Washington Examiner – President Trump’s chief science adviser says one of his top priorities is to protect America’s research institutions from foreign exploitation.