Agriculture Department lifts USDA gag order after public outcry
"Any efforts to interfere with scientific agencies' ability to communicate with Congress, federal or state agencies or the public concerns us", Stefano Bertuzzi, chief executive of the American Society for Microbiology, told BuzzFeed News in a statement.
Following a report from BuzzFeed News about a lockdown of USDA scientists within the single department of the federal agency of 90,000, multiple outlets reported that Trump's administration was silencing agencies from speaking to the public.
The US Agricultural Research Service has been stopped from issuing news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds or any social media content, until further notice.
The EPA is under a media blackout and the agency can not post updates on social media, issue press releases or posts blogs communicating their most recent findings. The ARS now has about 750 pending projects dealing with issues like food safety, crop protection, aquaculture and climate change.
The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the EPA - forbidding staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
While some say a communications lockdown is standard operating procedure in times of presidential transition - and indeed this happened in a similar fashion when Barack Obama took office in 2009 - others hold the view that the Trump administration as trying to quash scientific research.
Buzzfeed said when asked if the gag notice constituted a halt on the publication of academic articles, scientists were told research papers could be published in academic journals and presented at conferences, but all media interviews must be approved by Washington.
"The new limits on public communications appear to be targeting agencies that are charged with overseeing environmental and scientific policy, prompting criticism from officials within the agencies and from outside groups focused on climate change", the Post reported Tuesday. President Trump's choice for new agriculture secretary, former Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia, is also a critic of science-based climate change research. In addition to the EPA and the USDA, a gag order is being placed on "sub-agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services".
Those histories will collide when two of the most successful programs of the century meet in Sunday's AFC championship game. Brady marched the Patriots down the field, fooling the Steelers' defense on a deep pass to Chris Hogan on 3rd down.
ULA has enjoyed a 100% success rate for this 69th Atlas V launch stretching back to the company's founding back in 2006. The satellite is shrouded in an aluminum fairing 14 feet in diameter and 39 feet long.
At a news conference at the Capitol, Cassidy said the group's plan is created to do everything Trump has said he wants. Collins said her bill would also prevent a gap in coverage because the law would be phased in by 2020.
While we are still in the process of reviewing the complaint in detail, it is quite clear that Apple's claims are baseless. The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant chipmaker Qualcomm , according to CNBC .
The Australian economy added 13,500 jobs, topping expectations for 10,000 following the addition of 37,100 in the previous month. More people were working in December than at any time during 2016! The government sector was second, adding about 2,000 jobs.
Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem . "If America puts its embassy there it effectively recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel". A senior Israeli source listed the settlements that have been approved for the immediate marketing of land.
The avalanche followed four earthquakes of more than magnitude 5 in the space of four hours earlier on Wednesday. Some survivors reportedly took refuge beneath a collapsed portion of the hotel, lighting a fire to keep warm.
One such feature is a new messaging bot that will help users automatically schedule meetings and find places to meet. LinkedIn is rolling out a messaging service that is similar to Facebook's real-time desktop message service.
In a direct vote, 46 percent of Germans would vote for the incumbent chancellor, while only 27 percent would vote for Gabriel. The SPD and the CDU are the two main parties in the German parliament, known as the Bundestag.
A deadly tornado smashed through the small United States city of Hattiesburg , Mississippi, early on Saturday morning. The vast majority of those are in Forrest County , where a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area early morning.
A 6.2 magnitude quake struck some 45 kilometres north of the city in August 2016, killing 299 people, mostly in Amatrice. A 5.3 magnitude quake first struck the area and its shock wave was felt in its neighboring regions as far as Rome .
Overall rate of death from cancer decreases in US
Then, starting from the age of 30, they should have a pap test combined with a HPV test every five years to take all precautions. However, large differences were seen in the mortality rate among counties, researchers said. "We find cancers earlier".
Canadians blocked from taking part in USA women's march
Drabkin advised travelers who are denied entry to appeal to a supervisor if they believe the rejection is unwarranted. He said he had tentative plans to stand along the parade route Friday and turn his back when Trump passed.
Star Wars Episode 8 has its title
Director Rian Johnson has said the next film will pick up where "The Force Awakens" left off , according to Entertainment Weekly . Of course, there is a theory that Rey is a Skywalker, so it's possible that the title could be in reference to her as well.
Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh's term
Only about a few thousand global tourists are believed to still be in Gambia, and efforts to evacuate them are continuing. Soldiers at checkpoints in Banjul appeared relaxed, with one telling visitors, "Welcome to the smiling coast".
NHTSA Clears Tesla's Autopilot System After Florida Crash
Tesla also said that it was "the first known fatality" in more than "130 million miles" since Autopilot first became available. Bryan Thomas, the agency's chief spokesman, said automated driving systems still require a driver's full attention.
Video Released Showing Markeith Loyd's Arrest
Friday morning's hearing saw Loyd flanked again by corrections officers and his eye still covered by a bandage. But Loyd said he planned to represent himself, and stridently disputed the charges.
Productive China-US relationship a blessing for all
Beijing would not likely expect the same kinds of concessions it demands from Asian neighbours, he said. While calling for peace and stability, China is reportedly arming itself for a trade war with the U.S.