Air Pollution Plummets As China, Europe, New York Go On COVID-19 Lockdown

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:21:57 +0000

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has confirmed NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) data that shows a rapid, dramatic reduction in air pollution over those areas most affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns

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4 Things China Is Doing To Contain Coronavirus That USA Is Not Doing — Anywhere

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:06:12 +0000

As everyone and their mother should know by now, the USA is not containing the coronavirus epidemic very well so far. 11 days ago, I wrote an article explaining why the coronavirus was shutting everything down and why we all needed to self-isolate. Unfortunately, much of America did not listen. (Surprising, I know.)

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COVID-19 Could Affect Cities For Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:48:48 +0000

Image of a particular district NYC cynthia shahanWaling to Subway. NYC cynthia shahanThe COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future

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Driver Training For Driverless Cars

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:57:03 +0000

MIT autonomous driving program,MIT researchers have created a digital driver training lab for self-driving computer programs. Instead of training a computer to think like a human, they train it to think like a computer, which could be an important difference.

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Dr. Jane Goodall’s Messages On Hope & Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:00:24 +0000

Some things make strong imprints on the mind. I treasure the 5 hour lectures and classes with Dr. Michael Buonanno that involved watching films of Dr. Jane Goodall’s tenacity, longevity, brilliant endurance, and comprehensive study of the natural world through a knowledgeable lens and a wealth of anthropological background

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With The Public Distracted, Interior Department Moves Full Speed Ahead On Oil & Gas Leases

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:49:54 +0000

We are currently in a state of national emergency thanks in no small part to the Trump administration’s muzzling of public health experts and slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all do our part to limit the extent of this outbreak, the Department of the Interior (DOI) instead appears to be more focused on advancing oil and gas interests and abusing the situation to avoid public scrutiny and input on its actions

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Science Win: Court Questions EPA Limits On Science Advisory Committees

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:48:09 +0000

https://blog.ucsusa.org/michael-halpern/big-ucs-win-court-questions-epa-limits-on-science-advisory-committees?_ga=2.174422049.2058303656.1584803552-1745027566.1583253068&_gac=1.230444334.1583353207.CKaau6rSgegCFYkRgQodfq8AAgNow, for some good news: the First Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that UCS’s lawsuit challenging the politicization of EPA science advisory committees may move forward. UCS sued the agency over a new directive that prohibits EPA grant-funded scientists from serving on these committees

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A Thank You To FOIA Officers: Purveyors Of Sunshine

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:00:13 +0000

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents

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New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 03:00:10 +0000

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced that eight teams have been selected to participate in the second round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources in unique locations and contexts

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Coronavirus Data Is Being Concealed By The Trump Administration

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:03:38 +0000

We learned that the White House has held dozens of meetings on coronavirus that were considered “classified,” meaning that federal health officials, including experts, were unable to enter the room. Without experts in the room, how can we expect our government to follow the best available science on this rapidly developing issue and enact science-based policies that protect our health and safety during this pandemic

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