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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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Federal Support Ends For Virus Testing Sites As Pandemic Peak Nears

"Some local officials are disappointed the federal government will end funding for coronavirus testing sites this Friday. In a few places those sites will close as a result. This as criticism continues that not enough testing is available."

Source: NPR, 04/09/2020

"U.S. ‘Wasted’ Months Before Preparing For Virus Pandemic"

"After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment."

Source: AP, 04/06/2020

Colorado State Univ. Team Predicts Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season

"Sixteen named storms, including eight hurricanes, are forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to early predictions released Thursday by experts at Colorado State University.

Four of the hurricanes will become major storms of Category 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 111 mph, the projections indicate for the season that runs from June 1 to November 30.

Source: CNN, 04/03/2020

"Car Rules: Battle Lines Drawn As Trump Finalizes Rollback"

"Trump administration officials today defended their decision to finalize the rollback of clean car standards during the novel coronavirus crisis, prompting praise from conservatives and threats of lawsuits from environmentalists."

Source: Greenwire, 04/01/2020

Trump To Roll Back Mileage Standards, Undoing Climate Change Effort

"The Trump administration, scrambling as deadlines approach, plans soon to release rules on fuel efficiency for new cars and trucks that have pitted the federal government against California on a policy key to combating climate change."

Source: LA Times, 03/31/2020

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists

"Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks."

Source: NY Times, 03/30/2020

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