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At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
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Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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NOAA, NIST Budgets Hold Up Well in House Subcommittee
30 June 2010 3:27 pm
House of Representatives spending panel members on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee would match the president's 17% spending boost for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) if the draft budget they passed yesterday gets passed later this year. President Obama asked for $5.5 billion for the agency, a big increase over the $4.7 billion NOAA got this fiscal year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would receive $883 million, a $36 million cut from the Administration's request but still a $26 million boost over the $857 million the agency got this year. In a statement, the subcommittee chair, Representative Alan Mollohan (D–WV), said the panel supports the doubling path recommended for the National Science Foundation and NIST but that he "considers the science and research conducted at NOAA and NASA to be as critical to the nation's science enterprise as that performed by the NSF and NIST."
More details to come soon, though for both agencies caveats abound. For NIST, Mollohan said the panel has matched the Administration's request for $130 million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and $79 million for the high-risk, high-reward research supported by the Technology Improvement Program, both Democratic favorites.