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On April 30, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came out with a proposed rule titled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.”
The new rule would limit the kinds of scientific studies the agency could use in support of future regulations. In short, in order for EPA to take a study’s finding into account when developing a regulation, the researchers would need to have made all the data in that study available to the public.
To paraphrase toothpaste advertising, it might be said that 9 out of 10 economists agree: putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions can help bring those emissions down. Using economics to curb climate change is an idea that’s been kicking around for a while.
As we wind down the year, we’re counting down the most-read Journalist’s Resource posts of 2019 — articles and research roundups we published (or significantly updated and republished) in the past year.
U.S. states that struggle with government corruption tend to become more corrupt after gaining revenue from natural resources, according to a new paper in Political Research Quarterly.
Conversely, states that are less corrupt and gain natural resource windfalls tend to resist becoming more corrupt.
Exposure to extremely hot weather relative to the norm during pregnancy puts women and infants at risk for health problems, finds a new study of maternal health in three states with varying climates.
The mental health impacts of climate change range from post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by events such as hurricanes and wildfires to broader existential worries about the future of the planet, according to a literature review forthcoming in Current Opinion in Psychology.
Look before you leaf! There might be a frog romaine in your salad.