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Friday February 28th, 2020 night edition

image for Broadcast news networks paid more attention to climate change in 2019

But even though broadcast TV networks spent more time talking about climate change, they didn’t interview very many scientists, women, or people of color.

Protests, fires in the Amazon rainforest, elections, and the Green New Deal drove the rise in climate coverage last year.

Nightly and Sunday morning news shows spent 238 minutes reporting on climate change in 2019, compared to 142 minutes in 2018.

People are beginning to see and experience the dangers that climate change poses, Allison Fisher, a program director at Media Matters, tells The Verge, and that could be behind the bump in coverage.

She adds, however, that it’s a problem that climate experts and communities on the frontlines of climate change are still underrepresented in the media.

Some of the most influential activists stirring up the brouhahas around climate change are women and people of color, Fisher says.

CBS News was the only corporate broadcast television network to sign on, and last year, it dedicated twice as long to climate change as the other networks combined. »

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

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About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds.

NEW YORK (AP) — About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings come from a 2017-18 health survey that measures height and weight. »

Ex-Obama health adviser calls Trump comments on coronavirus response 'incoherent'

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The comments came just moments after Trump announced that Vice President Pence would lead the administration’s coronavirus response as he sought to bolster U.S. confidence in the White House's handling of the disease.

Trump said that the U.S. is "ready to adapt" if the disease spread, emphasizing, “We’re very, very ready for this.”

The Trump administration earlier this week requested $2.5 billion in emergency funding from Congress for its coronavirus response. »

Warren introduces bill to redirect wall money to coronavirus

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introduced legislation on Thursday to redirect border wall funding to combating the coronavirus.

The bill, according to Warren’s office, would result in approximately $10 billion being shifted from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

What number lawmakers will end up at as they negotiate on a supplemental bill remains unclear. »

YouTube Isn't A Public Forum: PragerU Loses Conservative Censorship Case

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"Using private property as a forum for public discourse is nothing new," writes Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.

While those methods seem "quaint" compared to the 400 hours of video uploaded to YouTube each day, the underlying issues don't change.

"YouTube does not perform a public function by inviting public discourse on its property," McKeown added. »