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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley slashes funding for coastal science and sustainable development

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJuly 12, 2012

Earlier this week, South Carolina governor and rising tea party star Nikki Haley cut all state funding for the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Sea Grant programs are a critical part of the United States’ marine and coastal research network. In addition to providing millions of dollars in scientific grants, the  national Sea Grant college […]

Republican House leaders abandon Pelosi’s “green the capitol” initiative

Conservation, Science and SustainabilityApril 7, 2011

While I often disagreed with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, her “green the capitol” initiative was admirable. Serving local foods in the cafeteria and providing diners with compostable utensils and cups helped make the House of Representatives a model eco-friendly workplace. Now that Republicans have retaken the house, they have decided to abandon […]