The Department of Energy Just Created a Powerful Tool to Protect Its Scientists

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s harder to create good science, and to follow the evidence where it leads, when your work can be easily corrupted by political meddling. The Department of Energy has significantly expanded protections for its scientific workforce, the...
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Stronger FDA Action Needed Now on Antibiotics

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By Cameron Harsh, Center for Food Safety Rules Restricting Antibiotics Meant for Food Animals Are Now in Effect. They Won’t Be Enough. For most animals raised for food in the United States, life is characterized by confinement in crowded, filthy conditions. This environment puts their health...
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2016 Efficiency Standards to Create $75 Billion in Savings

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council It was a big year for appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards, with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) releasing 11 new or updated standards in 2016, ranging from battery chargers and pool pumps to ceiling fans and portable air...
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