For instance, Trump's 2018 budget proposal suggests cutting $1.7 billion, or 6 percent, from the Department of Energy's budget, which provides funding for the nation's energy policies and research, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. The budget proposal also cuts $5.7 billion, or 31 percent, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which in addition to developing and enforcing environmental regulations, runs the Energy Star program that helps buyers find energy-efficient appliances and buildings. … [Read more...] about Most Americans Believe in Climate Change, Lawmaker Tells Senate
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At least seven US senators flouted the norms when they attended US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial wearing Apple Watch, breaking the Chamber's ban on electronics during the proceedings. Spotted by Roll Call, the Republican Senators came to the proceedings wearing Apple Watches, despite guidelines from Senate leadership that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom in the provided storage. Republican Senators Mike Lee of Utah; John Thune of South Dakota; Jerry Moran of Kansas; James Lankford of Oklahoma; John Cornyn of Texas and Tim Scott of South Carolina wore Apple Watches. "Also spotted with the smartwatch was an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell," the report mentioned. Under the rules of decorum, Senators are not allowed to use phones or other communications devices during an impeachment trial. "No use of phones or electronic devices will be allowed in the Chamber. All electronics should be left in the Cloakroom in the storage provided," read the … [Read more...] about US senators flout Trump trial norms by wearing Apple Watch
3. What, if any, testing does the FCC conduct or require to assess whether or how cell site simulators affect the functionality of cellular telephone handsets, including any effects on the power consumption and broadcast strength of those handsets? Please provide a detailed explanation of the results of any such testing conducted of cell site simulators certified by the FCC. If the Commission does not conduct or require testing, please explain why the Commission does not believe that such testing is necessary. … [Read more...] about Senator to FCC: How much do police stingrays drain a cell phone battery?
Whether or not AdBlock truly broke federal law remains to be seen, but Wyden has asked the FTC to investigate the situation nonetheless. The organization says it's received his request, but we don't know what (if anything) they plan to do about it for now. … [Read more...] about Senator asks the FTC to investigate AdBlock for alleged privacy law violation
No teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses being taught which are aligned with the content standards established pursuant to § 13-3-48. … [Read more...] about South Dakota Senate considering questionable science education bill