FROM Gwen Holdmann
When It Comes to Climate Change, Elections Matter Climate scientists say the danger is greater than ever, but Republicans call last week’s election a mandate to roll back EPA rules against greenhouse emissions. That’s the top priority of the incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And the likely Environment Committee chair says climate change is a “hoax.” First up may be the Keystone XL pipeline, as the GOP pushes issues Democratic leaders never raised due to fears they might pass Congress. We hear what else is on the agenda and how Democrats and the President might respond.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?