Abstracts: Dakota Access, Science March, and More


• A federal judge rejected two tribes’ efforts to stop the final stage of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline Monday. The U.S. Army Corps is expected to clear the remaining protest camp next week. (The Seattle Times)

A member of the Standing Rock Sioux has said the tribe will continue to push for an injunction and environmental review. Visual: Flickr.com/Dark Sevier

• Say what? A new CDC report shows that a quarter of adults aged 20 to 69 have noise-induced hearing loss, and a lot of them don’t even know it. (Ars Technica)

• While thousands of people of color die from opioid overdoes along with white Americans, stigma and stereotypes often keep their families from speaking out. (STAT)

• What do they want? Support for scientific research and evidence-based policies! When do they want it? Well, always. But particularly this Earth Day, when the March for Science is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. and over 100 other cities around the world. (Science)

• Engineers are designing a new model of astronaut boot so that future Mars explorers can take than next “small step for man” without stumbling. (Wired)

• After claims arose last week that climate scientists had “manipulated global warming data,” anti-climate science politicians jumped on the “scandal” as evidence that urgent calls to action are exaggerated. According to climate scientist Michael Mann, this is part of a tried and true strategy. (Undark)

• Archeologists have found a new Dead Sea Scroll cave for the first time in over 60 years. The scrolls themselves were stolen decades ago, but ancient parchment that the looters left behind could provide key insights for exposing scroll forgeries. (National Geographic)

• Over 650 pilot whales got stranded on a New Zealand beach this weekend. About 350 of the whales have died, but rescuers managed to refloat 100, and another 200 swam out to sea on their own. (LA Times)

• And finally, a new equation shows that humans are causing the Earth’s climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces. (The Guardian)