The trial of Adnan Oktar, the controversial Islamic creationist who publishes under the name Harun Yahya, started in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 17, 2019, according to the Associated Press (September 17, 2019).
Americans generally acknowledge the reality of climate change, but remain split over the role of human activity and the existence of a scientific consensus, according to a new poll from CBS News (September 15, 2019), released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world providing in-depth coverage of the climate story.
Louisiana's Senate Resolution 224 (PDF), introduced on May 31, 2019, and adopted on the following day, commends Gene Mills, the president of the Louisiana Family Forum, in part because "he was the driving force behind the Louisiana Science Education Act in 2008."
As a new national curriculum is under development in Wales, a group of the United Kingdom's leading scientists and educators is calling for both increasing the amount of evolution in the curriculum and explicitly banning the teaching of creationism, according to the BBC (September 5, 2019).
As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to ensuring the accurate, effective teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education.
When NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the John and Mary Lou Pojeta Service Award from the Paleontological Society in 2018, she gave a brief address, which is now published (PDF) in the Journal of Paleontology.