The industrial conglomerate headed by the billionaire Koch brothers isn’t playing ball with liberal Senate Democrats who are hunting for ties between the fossil-fuel industry and research that casts doubt upon human-induced climate change.
Tagged: Science Funding
A political dispute involving the NSF that has taken on near-biblical importance within the scientific community may be inching closer to resolution.
Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell also defended her budget before the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) has drawn a lot of attention for publicly chastising the National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding research on, say, China’s milk supply or ancient Icelandic textiles.
After 42 years of doing atomic physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, and 16 years as an MIT administrator, Marc Kastner knows intimately both the value of basic research—and how to convince rich people to foster its growth at a premier research institution.
Despite accounting for more than 60% of the Department of Commerce’s 2016 budget, NOAA received little attention from lawmakers from the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on CJS during a hearing examining the Department of Commerce’s budget request.
Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing to examine NOAA’s budget request for FY 2016.
A panel of the NRC is calling for federal funding of research into two controversial areas of climate science: removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and albedo modification (AM), or shading the planet from the sun by tinkering with the sky.
The House Committee’s on Science, Space, and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, and Research and Technology Subcommittee held a joint hearing to discuss the mismanagement of appropriated funds by the NEON.
Important notice to presidents of universities and colleges and heads of other national science foundation grantee organizations.