Latest House Bill Cuts Even More Funding From Earth Sciences
Scientists worry the party-line legislation would critically endanger earth science and climate research.By Evan Thomas | May 22, 2015
This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would rearrange policy and budgets for U.S. science agencies, and for earth scientists, it's not good news.
The bill doesn't have the authority to actually set budgets but calls for a 12 percent cut to the National Science Foundation's geosciences budget and a 10 percent cut to the Department of Energy's environmental research division. (Video via the National Science Foundation)