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Trump Administration Considers Hunting in Wildlife Refuges a Celebration of COVID-19 “Success”

, Research scientist

At a time when COVID-19 cases are topping a million globally and thousands of Americans have died from the pandemic, the Trump Administration is planning a celebration—of sorts. Read more >

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We Need Better Data about What Is Killing American Prisoners. It’s Probably the Heat.

Anyun Chatterjee, , UCS

DC is in the middle of a swampy heat wave right now, with temperatures exceeding 90oF regularly. My peers and I can joke about getting drenched in sweat from the walk from the metro to school because we have an air-conditioned building to look forward to. Any heat-related discomfort is temporary for us. Prisoners in our country don’t have this luxury, and it may be killing more of them than we realize. Read more >

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Man on beach with head in the sand.

Burying Their Heads in the Sand: 11 Times the Trump Administration Quashed Scientific Studies and Data

, Research scientist

One of the tactics that the Trump administration uses to get science out of the way of their policymaking decisions is to bury it and pretend like it never existed. This is quite problematic because science-based decisionmaking is ineffective when it doesn’t use…well, science. By trashing the most up-to-date studies and data that could help inform our governments’ science-based decisions, this administration is literally putting people’s lives on the line. Read more >

Photo: Peter/CC BY-SA 2.0 (Flickr)
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Satellites, Storm Surge, and Sandy: The Need for Science to Inform Our Coastal Planning

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

The following is an accurate description of Sandy, the superstorm that tore through the northeastern United States almost one year ago:

Sandy slammed into the New Jersey Coast Monday night, bringing very heavy rain and damaging winds to the region. Read more >

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EPA’s Remarkable New Air Pollution Monitors (I’m like a Kid in a Candy Store)

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

To a scientist, having new data to study is like a child having a new candy store to explore. With the EPA’s release of new air pollution rules, I’ve just learned of the Willy Wonka Factory of data in my field of study. The rules require new air quality monitors near major roadways in US cities. The new data will ultimately help us better protect from harmful air pollutants the millions of Americans who live, work, and play close to major roads.

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