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Universities Report Continuing Decline in Federal R&D Funding in FY 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

When adjusted for inflation, federal funding for research and development declined by 5% between FY2013 and FY2014. Provides statistics on federal R&D funding by field and 30 leading institutions. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Federal Support for the Development, Production, and Use of Fuels and Energy Technologies

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Taxes

Describes how and why the federal government supports the development, production, and use of fuel and energy technologies through tax preferences and spending programs. Also describes how federal support has changed over time and analyzes its effectiveness. From the Congressional Budget Office


FDA Takes Several Actions Involving Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals for Food

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Agency press release on the approval of genetically modified salmon and other steps relating to food from genetically engineered plants and animals. Also provides links to guidance documents relating to voluntary labeling of GE products by food companies. From the Food and Drug Administration


Federal Research and Development Funding: FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Reviews and assesses the Obama administration’s FY 2016 request for research and development spending. Considers funding from the perspective of agencies and character of the work and also discusses multi-agency R&D initiatives. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations Through 2014

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Latest annual report on the rising levels of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. Reports atmospheric abundances and rates of change of the most important greenhouse gases—carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide—and provides a summary of the other gases. From the World Meteorological Organization


Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit Yet Another Record

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Press release on the latest greenhouse gas measurements from an international monitoring organization. In Spring 2015 the global average concentration of carbon dioxide exceeded the symbolically significant 400 ppm level. Includes links to the full report. From the World Meteorological Organization


National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Language of the final rule as printed in the Federal Register. From the Environmental Protection Agency



Categories: Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

Daily images of the earth taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). Shows the earth as it rotates, revealing the whole globe over the course of a day. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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