On the other side of the country Joe Biden also addressed the fires, linking them to climate change. Continue Reading ‘I Don’t Think Science Knows’: Visiting Fires, President Trump Denies Climate Change
Scientists are racing to develop a vaccine that proves “safe and effective.” It may not prevent infection in everyone who gets it, but it still could eventually stop the pandemic. Here’s how. Continue Reading A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?
David Legates, a professor whose research has been supported by fossil fuel companies, has been hired for a top position at the federal agency that oversees weather and climate forecasting. Continue Reading Professor And Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired In High Position At NOAA
A federal judge says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos overstepped in trying to send more CARES Act money to help students at private schools. Continue Reading Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Loses Latest Fight Over Rerouting Aid To Private School Students
One hundred large fires are burning in 12 states across the West — but just five of them have been contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Continue Reading ‘The Thing I Dread The Most Is Not Knowing’: At Least 24 Dead In West Coast Wildfires
While President Trump spoke in Shanksville, Pa., Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden bumped elbows with Vice President Pence in New York. Biden is traveling to Shanksville later in the day. Continue Reading ‘America Will Always Rise Up’: Trump, Biden Commemorate 9/11 Attacks 19 Years On
Prosecutors say those charged attempted to steal more than $175 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to provide relief to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Continue Reading 57 People Face Federal Charges Of Defrauding Coronavirus Relief Program
Twitter will label or remove posts that spread misinformation. Social media companies are under pressure to curb the spread of false claims and prevent interference from foreign and domestic actors. Continue Reading Twitter’s New Rules Aim To Prevent Confusion Around The 2020 Vote
At least seven people have died in wildfires that are raging in Washington, Oregon and California, adding to the horrible toll from record-setting fires in 2020. “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfires in our state’s history,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said. Continue Reading At Least 14 People Killed In Washington-Oregon-California Fires
Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being tested now. But why does it take 30,000 volunteers to know if one is safe and effective? And what does it mean to say a vaccine candidate is working? Continue Reading How Can You Tell If A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Working?
What does the contemplative art of bonsai have to do with World War II? Plenty, said Aarin Packard. He’s the curator at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, which displays all kinds of the dwarfed trees pruned and trained into artistic shapes. Continue Reading Western Washington Bonsai Tree Exhibit Offers Novel Take On 75th Anniversary Of WWII’s End
A federal judge in California has ordered the Trump administration to temporarily stop wrapping up in-person counting efforts for the 2020 census, as civil rights groups push for more time. Continue Reading Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now