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June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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COVID Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Errors

"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2020

"Scientists Launch Ambitious Conservation Project To Save The Amazon"

"With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2020

"Major New Climate Study Rules Out Less Severe Global Warming Scenarios"

"Researchers studying one of the most important and vexing topics in climate science — how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — found that warming is extremely unlikely to be on the low end of estimates."

Source: Washington Post, 07/23/2020

Congressional Democrats Demand White House Restore COVID-19 Data To CDC

"Senate and House Democrats sent letters to the White House on Friday, asking the Trump administration to reverse its decision to sidestep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collecting critical COVID-19 hospital data."

Source: NPR, 07/21/2020

"Disappearance Of Covid-19 Data From CDC Website Spurs Outcry"

"On the eve of a new coronavirus reporting system this week, data disappeared from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website as hospitals began filing information to a private contractor or their states instead. A day later, an outcry — including from other federal health officials — prompted the Trump administration to reinstate that dashboard and another daily CDC report on the pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 07/17/2020

COVID-19 Power Shift: Experts Have 'Deep Worries' About Hospital Data

"The Trump administration has taken control of COVID-19 data in the United States, leaving public health experts gravely concerned about whether anyone outside the administration will be able to access the vital information moving forward."

Source: NBC News, 07/16/2020

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