Michelle Obama’s thoughts on Trump’s School Lunch

 “it’s not politics, it’s parenting,” Michelle Obama 

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Science in Service to the Public Good

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet.

Dakota Access Pipeline Leak

Early last month the controversial pipeline leaked roughly 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota.

The spill occurred at a rural pump station and didn’t pose a threat to the public’s drinking water, local authorities said.

The spill is sure to give more ammo to the vocal critics of Dakota Access, a 1,172-mile long pipeline. Its construction has been strongly opposed by Native Americansand environmentalists. Despite protests, in January the Trump administration advanced the $3.7 billion pipeline in an effort to create jobs and enhance America’s energy security.