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US oceans and atmosphere agency releases scientific integrity policy

US oceans and atmosphere agency releases scientific integrity policy

It has been a long time in the making, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finally released its scientific integrity policy, which prohibits agency employees from distorting science and protects the rights of NOAA scientists to speak openly about their work and to report wrongdoing.

Turkish scientists form breakaway academy

Following a decree on 27 August that brought the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) under government management (see ‘A very Turkish coup’), nearly half of its 138 members have resigned, protesting the loss of the academy’s independence. On 2 December, 17 of those who resigned launched an alternative academy.

Group claims political meddling over grazing data in western US

Group claims political meddling over grazing data in western US

The whistle-blower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a scientific integrity complaint against the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), because, it says, the agency is excluding grazing data from an ecological study of the American West for political reasons.