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Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research In Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research, Thomas McGarity and Wendy Wagner ’84 of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law explain how scientists can find their research blocked or find themselves threatened with financial ruin. Using alarming stories drawn from the public record, the authors describe how advocates for special interests employ a range of devious tactics to manipulate or suppress research on potential human health hazards. Corporations, plaintiff attorneys, think tanks and even government agencies have been caught suppressing or distorting research on the safety of chemical products. The authors reveal that ideological and economic attacks on research are part of an extensive pattern of abuse and corruption, and they make a compelling case for reforms to safeguard both the integrity of science and the public health. The book is published by Harvard University Press.
The Economic and Market Value of America’s Coasts and Estuaries: What’s at Stake In The Economic and Market Value of America’s Coasts and Estuaries: What’s at Stake, editor Linwood Pendleton, D.F.E.S. ’97, provides an introduction to the economic contribution of coasts and estuaries to major sectors of the U.S. economy, including fisheries, energy infrastructure, marine transportation, real estate and recreation. Organized by geographical location and delivering a bounty of bibliographic references and data in each chapter, the book offers clear and accessible explanations of the economic value of U.S. coastal ecosystems and…
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