More than 10 U.S. departments and agencies that receive federal funding for scientific research will suffer from budget cuts enacted by the federal government on March 1, aka "the sequester"
Scientists have begun curtailing cancer experiments and other studies while looking for other sources of funds
A widespread opinion is that the sequestration—the blunt whack of $85 billion from the national government’s budget--was, as Marco Rubio (in an UPI story) puts it, “a dumb idea when it was created and it's a dumb idea now.” But the sequestration may be far dumber than most realize.
The first active federal budget "sequester," an automatic, across-departments spending reduction, in more than two decades will cut funding from several U.S.
The $85-billion across-the-board cuts are taking bites out of EPA, National Parks, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife, and other environmental agency budgets
Updated flood insurance maps, made with LiDAR, laser radar or new computer programs, are increasingly important with global warming
Just before any predictable disaster hits, it’s almost impossible to take even a medium term view. With the sequester bearing down on us in a couple of days, identifying the immediate consequences is terrifying enough.