A 2021 Vision for a Stronger Office of Science and Technology Policy

justgrimes/Flickr   Today, we continue our release of recommendations on how the federal government can strengthen science-based decisionmaking and scientific integrity across federal agencies in 2021 and beyond. One of the fact sheets released today focuses on recommendations for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). OSTP plays a critical role in […]

Superfund Sites in Path of Hurricane Laura Could Leach Toxic Contaminants

Hurricane Laura is now predicted to make landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 sometime between Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The storm is set to hit western Louisiana and the upper portion of Texas’s coast with destructive winds over 120 mph and an expected storm surge of 15-20 feet, which the National Hurricane Center […]

A Roadmap to Restore Science in Government Decisions

White House/Flickr Today, we are releasing our first set of recommendations providing a roadmap for how the federal government can restore science back to decision-making processes. The recommendations set a blueprint for strengthening scientific integrity across all science-based federal agencies, and also provide more specific recommendations tailored for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of […]

Extreme Floods and Superfund Sites: A Pending Disaster for Underserved Communities

AP Photo/Jason Dearen You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places to make room for houses & liveable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. ‘Floods’ is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory […]