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Aug. 3, 2015—Pro-choice Senators blocked attempts to advance a measure today which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of all federal funding dedicated to providing basic health care services, including cancer screenings and contraception, to millions of low-income women, men, and young people.
The measure—S. 1881—was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) last week shortly after...
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 3, 2015 - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and a team of major-city mayors today hailed the release of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan rule to reduce climate-warming emissions nationwide over the next several decades.
The Republican majority on the Natural Resources Committee has held several hearings this year in which...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 3, 2015 - Today, five national organizations introduced Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The lead authors are Asaf Orr,...
Aug. 2, 2015 - Shifts in trade winds and ocean currents powered a resurgence of endangered Galapagos Penguins over the past 30 years, according to a new study. These changes enlarged a cold pool of water the penguins rely on for food and breeding—an expansion that could continue as the climate changes over the...
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 3, 2015 - Today, pro-environment group Americans United for Change announced a major digital ad campaign pushing the Republican Attorneys General Association to ‘Stop Putting Polluters Over People’ with relentless legal challenges to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan on behalf of the Koch brothers and other oil interests. During this...
July 30, 2015 - New Mexico State University researchers are part of a team of scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) who created a new map of the Milky Way that shows nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their obits.
This discovery, published July 29 in “The Astrophysical Journal,” brings...