The president wants to limit the scope of federal climate assessments, which will leave policymakers and the public unprepared to deal with the consequences of climate change.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed federal agencies to smooth the way for installing seismic sensors out west.
DOI officials found the descriptive language to be inflammatory.
There was a recurring theme during former astronaut James Reilly's confirmation hearing to become the new USGS director: the importance that he prevent the agency from corruption.
An influential new survey will help government agencies decide which satellite capabilities to fund.
Toxicologists are finding possible carcinogens in the bodies of otters and bald eagles, some of the Great Lakes' greatest wildlife.