Environment researchers at UK universities are being wrongly gagged during the general election campaign because of inconsistent and over-zealous applications of pre-election 'purdah' rules. The period of purdah ahead of the general election is, according to guidance published in April, intended to “maintain, and be seen to maintain, the impartiality of the civil service, and to avoid any criticism of an inappropriate use of official resources”.
On Saturday I joined the March for Science in Washington DC to show solidarity with American climate researchers who sent a message of defiance to President Trump and his administration. I made the journey across the Atlantic because the Trump administration's ideological war against climate science is increasing risks for families and businesses not only in the United States, but across the world.
Decades after the reign of terror by Albert DeSalvo - known as the Boston Strangler responsible for killing as many as 13 women in the 1960s - a Massachusetts photographer told the story of how he wound up crossing paths with the notorious killer in Lynn.