Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is to urge researchers to speak up when they see science being overlooked or misused by politicians, Reuters reports. The news agency viewed a copy of a speech Jewell is to give today before the annual American Geophysical Union meeting.

"If you see science being ignored or compromised, speak up," Jewell's draft speech says.

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