Earth Science: April 2017 Archives

Censoring Science at EPA

EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades, Washington Post

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be "undergoing changes" to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information. One of the websites that appeared to be gone had been cited to challenge statements made by the EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt. Another provided detailed information on the previous administration's Clean Power Plan, including fact sheets about greenhouse gas emissions on the state and local levels and how different demographic groups were affected by such emissions. The changes came less than 24 hours before thousands of protesters were set to march in Washington and around the country in support of political action to push back against the Trump administration's rollbacks of former president Barack Obama's climate policies."

NASA's Launches Football Stadium Sized Super Balloon From New Zealand [With Video]

"NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time), on a mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitude band."

Marc's note: Since New Zealand ambassador nominee Scott Brown won't be seeing a SpaceX launch from New Zealand, perhaps he'll settle for a NASA Super Pressure Balloon launch.

Keith's note: Let's see how long it takes for NASA, NOAA, NSF etc. to be told to do the same thing by the White House.


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