Health

Federal System For Tracking Covid-19 Hospital Beds Gives Poor Data

As the nation's hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, the federal data system for tracking them, poleaxed this summer by the Trump administration, is giving inaccurate and unreliable data to officials trying to manage the crisis.

Source: Science, 12/01/2020

Carmakers Map Out Shifting Road Ahead

Automakers are at the heart of the conflict over climate change policy, thanks to the prevalence of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. That may now be changing. And not just because of the incoming Biden administration, but also with shifting investment in the future of electric vehicles. A look at how car companies are piloting that path, from the latest Backgrounder. Electric Hummer, anyone?

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Midnight Deregulation Zombie Horror Show Begins

A rush of last-minute regulatory (and deregulatory) actions are underway in the waning days of the Trump administration. And the latest TipSheet has suggestions not only for how to keep track, but also how to bird-dog the numerous ways the incoming Biden administration might try to reverse Trump’s course.

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November 24, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Post-Election Reality Check — A Green Recovery for All?

With the 2020 election results in, environmental journalists want to know what’s on the agenda for the next four years. Join us Nov 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking to report on the connections between climate, COVID-19 and the economy.

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For Waste Industry, PFAS Disposal Leads to Controversy, Regulation, Mounting Costs

The toxic compounds known as PFAS are causing a crisis in the waste and recycling industry, which faces mounting regulation and litigation over handling its presence in the waste stream. One reporter on the PFAS front lines explains the industry’s dilemma, as well as the challenges of covering the story and how a financial prism led to important insights into industry’s response.

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