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September 1, 2020 to September 2, 2020

European Conference of Science Journalism

The ECSJ2020, organised by Science Writers in Italy, will take place — in Trieste, Italy and online — on 1 and 2 September, right before the Euro Science Open Forum 2020.

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Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Esp. Black, Hispanic Kids

"While most children who catch the coronavirus have either no symptoms or mild ones, they are still at risk of developing "severe" symptoms requiring admission to an intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report released Friday."

Source: NPR, 08/11/2020

COVID Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Errors

"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2020

"Scientists Launch Ambitious Conservation Project To Save The Amazon"

"With the Amazon rainforest predicted to be at, or very close to, its disastrous rainforest-to-savanna tipping point, deforestation escalating at a frightening pace, and governments often worsening the problem, the need for action to secure the future of the rainforest has never been more urgent."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2020

"Major New Climate Study Rules Out Less Severe Global Warming Scenarios"

"Researchers studying one of the most important and vexing topics in climate science — how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — found that warming is extremely unlikely to be on the low end of estimates."

Source: Washington Post, 07/23/2020

Congressional Democrats Demand White House Restore COVID-19 Data To CDC

"Senate and House Democrats sent letters to the White House on Friday, asking the Trump administration to reverse its decision to sidestep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collecting critical COVID-19 hospital data."

Source: NPR, 07/21/2020

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