Brazil’s synchrotron light source, Sirius, is scheduled to launch later this year, but 80% of the funds it depends on have been frozen. SEBASTIAO MOREIRA/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL—The latest federal budget news coming out of Brasília has Brazilian scientists fearing the worst. On 29 March, faced with a stagnant economy […]

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) would propel astronauts and cargo into deep space, but its power is limited with only its base components in the budget. (Credit: NASA) NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday to talk about the proposed NASA budget for 2020. While Bridenstine referred […]

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine: “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request and comes at a time of constrained resources across […]

A Landsat view of Mount St. Helens in 2011. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey Landsat is one of the most important U.S. satellite systems. Since the program’s launch in 1972, Landsat satellites have provided the longest-running terrestrial satellite record and collected more than 5.6 million images. For a long time, the U.S. government […]

Smog. Credit: Artic_photo/shutterstock.com U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon. Their congressional resolution goes into great detail about the harms of climate change and what the […]

Credit: iASES 2019, chapter 3, Author provided From COP24’s disappointing final agreement to France’s abandonment of the carbon tax increase due to the “gilets jaunes” movement… it seems that concerns about climate change have fell to the very bottom of the global political agendas. The current pace of CO2 emissions and national commitments outlined […]

A new study shows that doctors wrote more prescriptions, and more people overdosed on opioids, in counties where drug companies spent more money. BILL DIODATO/GETTY IMAGES IT’S NO SECRET that the pharmaceutical industry wields big influence over doctors who prescribe painkillers. But the data is mounting on the extent of that relationship […]