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Bill would create new federal research program for nuclear waste disposal   
September 22, 2020
Source: Orange County Register - Rep. Mike Levin’s legislation, which would pump $500 million into America’s long-stalled effort to find a permanent home for nuclear waste, could prod officials toward big-picture
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NOAA Taps New Chief Scientist Who Downplays Climate Change   
September 22, 2020
Source: Gizmodo - On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved to replace its acting chief scientist with a full-time hire. Ryan Maue, a hurricane researcher who has worked for a number of private weather companies,
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Is One More Terrible Blow in a Year of Loss   
September 21, 2020
Source: Scientific American - She was a champion of equality under the law, and would have played a crucial role in key cases that bear on environmental protection
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How California Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters   
September 20, 2020
Source: New York Times - The engineering and land management that enabled the state’s tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.
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Climate change is fueling wildfires in the West, ravaging local economies   
September 18, 2020
Source: CNBC - Wildfires, driven by climate change, are raging across the Western United States crushing local economies. It's a wakeup call for the Trump administration.
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An 'Angry' Scientist Just Shared 2 Honest Photos That Reveal the Brutal Truth About Remote Work. Here's What They Show   
September 18, 2020
Source: Inc - I wanted to be honest about the situation. Parents, and especially moms, are struggling right now. It’s really hard.”
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Environmentalists pan Facebook's new climate change hub   
September 17, 2020
Source: CBS News - Many Facebook users opened the platform on Tuesday to find a banner prompting them to "see how our climate is changing." That led them to the Climate Science Information Center, a
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The Energy 202: Joe Biden's ethanol push to woo Iowa farmers sets up tension with environmentalists   
September 17, 2020
Source: Washington Post - President Trump and Joe Biden are both tripping over themselves to appeal to Iowa farmers in the final stretch of the 2020 race — by promising steadfast support for corn-based fuel. Support our journalism.
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Science mom’s work-from-home tweet went viral as she advocates for struggling parents   
September 17, 2020
Source: deseret - "I wanted to be honest about the situation that we are all struggling with now," Gretchen Goldman said of her reason for sharing contrasting photos of her work-from-home mom life.
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Facebook’s climate science portal probably won’t stem flood of denialism   
September 17, 2020
Source: Ars Technica - Users in the US and a small handful of other countries may already have seen a notification about the new climate information center appear in their newsfeeds this week, either on desktop or on mobile.
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