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A billboard photographed in Pristina, Kosovo on October 7, 2020 wishes Donald Trump a speedy recovery from Covid-19. (Photo: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images) News
'Blatant Hypocrisy': Trump Heralds Covid-19 Drugs He Took Made Possible by Fetal Cell Research His GOP Actively Works to Ban
The use of fetal cells "has led to immense medical breakthroughs, including the development of vaccines for polio, measles, and rubella," and critical understanding of other diseases, said one leading researcher.
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A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020. News
Fires Ravaging US West a 'Bellwether of the Future,' Says Oregon Governor as Half a Million Residents Evacuate
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
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Flames from the Bear wildfire near Oroville, California leap into the air as a police officer watches from his vehicle on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) News
Stark New Visualizations Show How Climate Change Is Fueling Worsening Western Wildfires
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire seasons," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
While Trump Commission Warns of Climate Risk to Financial System, Recommendations 'Fall Short of Direct, Immediate Action' Required
"Western states are literally burning up as this report is released," said one climate campaigner. "Its recommendations are minimal."
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A sign warning people about Covid-19 is surrounded by flames during the Hennessey fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa, California on August 18, 2020. (Photo: by Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) News
43 Green Groups Demand Moderators Make Climate Crisis 'Central Focus' of 2020 Presidential Debates
"In 2016, there was not a single question on climate change in any of the four presidential and vice-presidential debates," 70 House Democrats noted in a similar appeal. "This cannot happen again."
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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on outside Williston, North Dakota. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) News
Trump EPA Plows Ahead With 'Mind-Bogglingly Stupid and Destructive' Rollback of Methane Emissions Rules
"Even for the Trump administration, this is an appalling new low."
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Pool/Getty Images) Views
150 Attacks on Science and Counting: Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Actions Hurt People and Communities Nationwide
Suppressed studies. Muzzled scientists. Disbanded scientific advisory committees. These are some examples of the gross violations of scientific integrity that the Trump administration has carried out during its 3½ years in power. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have been tracking these...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Governor Brian Kemp (right) (Photo: Screenshot) Views
When COVID-19 Science Comes Home to Roost
We are in this moment precisely because this administration—and too many of its predecessors—have stood in the way of science.
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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin. Views
Heat Wave and COVID-19 Clash: Tens of Millions of People at Risk in States Seeing COVID Spikes
Communities with large Black and Hispanic populations stand to be hit hardest by the compounding threats of extreme heat and COVID-19.
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In response to the Thursday arrest of two local activists as "part of a coordinated attack on those who defend democracy and challenge the petrochemical industry," environmentalists in Louisiana have launched the Defend Democracy Alliance. News
'Outrageous and Chilling': Police Condemned for Charging Peaceful Environmentalists With 'Terrorizing' in Louisiana
"This is a clear instance of the law and law enforcement being used to protect corporations, profit, and property over people."
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