March 11, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or BP oil spill, had far-reaching and catastrophic environmental effects. According to a 2013 study published by the National Academy of Sciences, it is difficult to know the full extent of environmental damage caused by the spill because of the movement ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Don Kates of The Independent Institute says that empirical evidence has shown that gun bans are not only ineffective at reducing violent crime, but may even be counterproductive...In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 ...[read more]
September 17, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
FBI Director Robert Mueller told the US House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the federal government would commission an independent review of the FBI's use of scientific evidence in its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Mueller said during a hearing on FBI oversight that officials ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by Tom Henry
The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday proposed new radiation exposure limits for the Yucca Mountain waste dump project with the goal of ensuring a safe public site for hundreds of thousands of years. The proposal is intended to satisfy a July 2004 court decision that rejected the EPA's ...[read more]

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