April 13, 2007 The Pump Handle

Revere at Effect Measure updates us on the medical community’s latest plea for Libya to release the six health care workers unjustly sentenced to death for “deliberately infecting” children with HIV, and links to Physicians for Human Rights’ campaign to get the U.S. government to exert more pressure on Libya to free the nurses and […]

April 6, 2007 The Pump Handle

The Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA was big news this week; Justin Pidot at Gristmill takes an in-depth look at the ruling’s implications, while Kevin Grandia at DeSmogBlog scrutinizes the stances of the parties opposing it. Then, of course, there was Bush’s recess appointment of Susan Dudley to head the Office of Information […]

March 30, 2007 The Pump Handle

U.S. environmental regulations were on several bloggers’ minds this week. Frank O’Donnell at Blog for Clean Air explains that EPA’s new rule on particle soot is terrible, while Mike Dunford at The Questionable Authority warns that Bush administration is about to release a set of administrative rules changes that would completely eviscerate the Endangered Species […]

March 23, 2007 The Pump Handle 1Comment

Al Gore’s appearance on Capitol Hill prompted several blog posts. David Roberts at Gristmill liveblogged Gore’s testimony in both the House and the Senate; he and Mike Dunford at The Questionable Authority both devoted blog posts to a memorable encounter between Gore and Senator Inhofe, too.  Kevin Vranes at Prometheus weighed in on Gore’s specific proposals and summarized exchanges between […]

March 16, 2007 The Pump Handle 3Comment

William Broad’s NYT piece on Al Gore’s global warming science has been causing a stir in the blogosphere this week (original article here). Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt at RealClimate write, “It is rather ironic then that William Broad’s latest piece on Al Gore plays just as loose with [the facts] as he accuses Gore of doing;” […]

March 9, 2007 The Pump Handle

One of the great things about the blogosphere is that even when several bloggers are writing about the same story, they’re covering different angles. Here are a couple of examples of posts that complement our posts from the past week: As a complement to Revere’s post on the FDA’s cefquinome decision, check out The Olive […]

March 2, 2007 The Pump Handle

It looks like we’re not the only ones scrutinizing the FDA. Merrill Goozner at GoozNews takes on the agency’s prescription drug user fees, conflicted advisory committee members, and guidance for manufacturers, while Revere examines food safety and an experimental bird flu vaccine. Also on the topic of pharmaceuticals, Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata reported that […]

February 23, 2007 The Pump Handle 2Comment

Pharmaceuticals seem to be a big topic in the blogosphere this week. Roy M. Poses MD at Health Care Renewal has more on the Zyprexa memos – which, if you haven’t been following this issue, reportedly show that manufacturer Eli Lilly suppressed information about this schizophrenia drug’s harmful side effects. Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata reports on […]

February 16, 2007 The Pump Handle

Matt Madia at Reg Watch and Ian Hart at Integrity of Science report on the two House hearings held last week on how the new executive order will affect regulatory agencies. (See our take on the Science & Technology Committee’s hearing here.) In climate change blogging, Jim Hoggan at DeSmogBlog is critical of Canada’s climate […]

February 9, 2007 The Pump Handle

In addition to writing about the IPCC report itself, bloggers are dissecting the media and public responses to it. RealClimate wonders why the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board still has its head buried in the sand; Matthew C. Nisbet at Framing Science thought the report should have made more of a splash than it did; […]