Calls for firing Sheriff Clarke spur Walker’s sudden interest in science?

Any hint of Sheriff Clarke’s latest controversy boosting Gov. Walker’s faith in science would be a surprise, given that science has not been among the guiding lights for Walker’s party or his administration over the last six years.  >  Wisconsin State Journal

Scientists launch Wisconsin Green Fire to counter science’s threat from state government

Bringing together experts in almost every natural resource field, from organizations such as the DNR and the UW System, Green Fire’s retired and active scientists will make themselves available to the Legislature, local officials, and the media. >  WFJW TV

Two dozen layers of federal regs are impeding scientists, says UW Chancellor

Speaking to the U.S. Senate committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Wednesday, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said regulations have been added year by year until there are now as many as 23 layers of administrative responsibilities tied to federal research grants.  > The Cap Times

March for Science draws supporters in various Wisconsin cities

Scientists and their supporters took to the streets of Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and other Wisconsin cities Saturday as part of a national march critical of a weakened role for fact-based research in politics.  > Coverage here from four sources: Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin State JournalGreen Bay GazetteMadison’s Channel 3000