The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pondering that seemingly paradoxical approach as part of rethinking Science and Engineering Indicators—the agency’s massive biennial statistical bible covering everything from spending on research and education to regional development, trade, and public attitudes toward science.
Since the Consortium for Ocean Leadership Legislative Tracker was last updated on March 4th, 20 bills of interest to the ocean sciences community were introduced in Congress.
New National Science Board report emphasizes higher education sector’s essential contributions to the nation
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday asked the U.S. government to reject applications for seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward allowing drilling for oil off the coast.
Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court. Again.
Arctic temperatures are rising and sea-ice is diminishing, yielding new challenges for all Arctic stakeholders. Distinguished panel speakers from a range of backgrounds spoke at the congressional briefing, “Technology Solutions in an Opening Arctic,” that was hosted by the Marine Technology Society, the House Oceans Caucus, and the Congressional Arctic Working Group.
This week the House voted to reauthorize the National Estuary Program through amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act), S.1523.
H.R. 1684, a bill to expand the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require foreign oil companies take responsibility for spill cleanup in the same way that domestic companies are, passed the House by voice vote this week.
After more than 16 hours of mark up, the House Armed Services Committee passed the $610 billion Defense Authorization bill for FY2017 with a vote of 60 to 2.
This week, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee marked up two bills with marine relevance.