Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Trump proposal to cut NASA Earth Science would hurt Maine research

Last week, President-Elect Donald Trump's space policy adviser reiterated his desire to cut or eliminate NASA's Earth Sciences programs, including the monitoring of climate and ocean conditions, areas researchers here in Maine excel at.

In today's Portland Press Herald, Maine-based researchers working with NASA data decried the proposal, saying it would essentially leave U.S. scientists without the tools to track and assess changes in the ocean and terrestrial environment.

For a sense of what is at stake in Maine, consider this Press Herald series, which was a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting.

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