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September 07, 2011

Was Richard Nixon anti-science?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Dr. Peter Gleick of the National Academy of Sciences has this interesting piece in Forbes Magazine lamenting the growing anti-science culture in America and using the political debate over climate change as a case-in-point. Dr. Gleick has many good points, but two of his assertions and assumptions bear a closer look. ...

March 29, 2010

Reasonableness from NRDC?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last Friday, Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had this post on NRDC's Switchboard blog giving the environmental group's take on the recently issued NAS-NRC report on the Delta pumps and their effects on the Delta smelt and other ESA-protected species in the Delta (I blogged about the ...

March 19, 2010

National Academy of Sciences releases report on Delta smelt

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The long-awaited report from the federal government's go-to group of scientists, dealing with the Delta smelt and other species protected under the Endangered Species Act, and whether water cutbacks to the San Joaquin Valley are justified to protect these species, is now available (an embargoed copy of the report ...