The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 evening edition

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The Trump administration has undermined the fight against climate change by suffocating facts and science on government websites, according to a federal watchdog group that monitors thousands of government pages for changes.

A report published by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monday found that language related to climate change has disappeared at an alarming pace since Trump took office in 2016.

Of the pages where “climate change” was stricken, more than half belong to the EPA.

But “unlike the much-discussed White House effort to question climate change findings, website changes go unannounced and are often beyond immediate public recognition,” the report argues.

In 2017, Motherboard reported that the Interior Department had scrubbed its robust climate change page down to a mere 101 words.

Between 2016 and 2018, a page belonging to the United States Geological Survey called “Science Explorer” removed links to a climate change explainer that is now blank.

Climate hubs belonging to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for instance, are well-maintained and reflect the scientific consensus around climate change. »

New York State Bans Cat Declawing

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New York on Monday became the first state in the country to ban cat declawing, a practice that animal advocates consider cruel and unnecessary.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill into law after state legislators passed the ban last month.

Performing the procedure on a cat for any other reason could lead to a fine of up to $1,000. »

How Nike landed Michael Jordan

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According to Joe Dean, who was in charge of Converse’s marketing at the time, Michael was supremely interested in the company’s pitch.

At the time, the brand was beginning to lose its spot as the nation’s top producer of athletic shoes.

It was O.J. Simpson, of all people, who called it: Michael Jordan would be the best new star in sports. »

Nearly 3,100 Federal Inmates to Be Freed Under Prison Reform

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The law’s Second Chance Hiring Program funds job training and re-entry initiatives to help former prisoners gain employment.

Through the First Step Act, inmates had an opportunity to get their sentence time reduced and participate in recidivism programs.

Another major development related to implementation of the First Step Act is what officials call the Risk and Needs Assessment System. »