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Format: 2017-03
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The Growing Role of Private Investment in Clean Energy
by Rudy Kahsar

The 2016 election has left many environmentalists unsure about the future. President-elect Trump has tapped Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to...

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PODCAST | Some love them, some hate them, some don't care: GMOs
by Sesquile Ramon, Beth Linas

Sesquile Ramon (2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow) dives into a discussion of ghenetically modified organisms (GMOs) and why some people love them, ...

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The Anacostia: A river on the mend
by Pamela Collins, Elizabeth Zeitler

 The Anacostia River needs some love. For most of the 20th century, it served as DC’s sewer (or worse...), and 1960s “urban renewal” policies...

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Is your garage ready to replace the pharmacy?
by Yan Zheng

How the government can be a key partner to innovation in the 21st century Congress wasn't happy on September 21st when they grilled Mylan CEO...

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PODCAST | STDs, HIV, Mosquitoes, and Zika
by Beth Linas, Claire Schulkey, Shobhana Gupta

Concluding our exploration of the Zika virus, this podcast examines different strategies and polices learned from other infectious diseases to...

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Building Climate Change Awareness From the Ground Up
by Rudy Kahsar

In December 2015, 191 countries adopted the Paris Climate Agreement and took it back to their home countries for ratification.  Now, almost a year...

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Access Denied
by Emily Monosson

"Dear List, does anyone have access to this article?" A simple request posted to a listserve of scientists and policymakers. Someone suggested she...

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Cancer Moonshot: Recommendations for the Blue Ribbon Panel
by Judy Keen

The NCI Blue Ribbon Panel released their list of recommendations for the Cancer Moonshot Initiative last week. This has been both a tremendous...

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PODCAST: Zika, the Olympics, and Other Mass Gatherings
by Beth Linas, Claire Schulkey

Do you know where and when Zika virus emerged? With the the 31st Olympiad in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the location thought to be the epicenter of the...

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Navigate Your Career Through USAJOBS
by Pamela Collins

At some point during your AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship year, you might consider getting hired as a Fed.  To help you pursue this path, the...

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