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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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NRC Head Resigns
21 May 2012 3:12 pm
Criticized for his management style and his politics, the chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today that he will step down as soon as a replacement is found.
Gregory Jaczko, a physicist and former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), has been a controversial figure since joining the commission in 2005. He has been targeted by Republicans unhappy with the Obama Administration’s cancellation of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and has been accused of suppressing a report on the long-term safety of the site.