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Science  20 Oct 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6361, pp. 280-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.358.6361.280

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In science news around the world, conservationists begin a desperate effort to save the critically endangered vaquita in the upper Gulf of California, five German scientists resign from their editorial posts in a battle over publishing giant Elsevier's subscription policies, a gene therapy for an inherited retinal disease makes another step toward approval in the United States, and Ireland announces it will join the European Southern Observatory. Also, a Swedish prosecutor drops charges against disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, and the nomination of climate change doubter and fossil fuel ally Kathleen Hartnett White to head the White House's Council of Environmental Quality draws condemnation from environmental groups.