Abstracts: Trump’s Choice to Lead EPA, Sexual Harassment at National Parks, and More

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• Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has reportedly chosen a well-known climate skeptic to lead the EPA under his presidency. (E&E Publishing)

The National Park Service is facing more allegations of sexual harassment, this time in Yellowstone and Yosemite.

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• The National Park Service once again faces allegations of sexual harassment of female employees, this time in Yosemite and Yellowstone. (High Country News)

• More than a third of all calls to the suicide hotline for veterans go unanswered. According to the former hotline director, many workers leave early and answer less than five calls a day. (Kansas City Star)

• Zika isn’t the only virus that disproportionately affects women, and climate change may make things even worse. (Pacific Standard)

• A new study finds that the U.S. is not on track to meet the emission reductions agreed to at the Paris climate conference last year. (Science)

• According to a new report, a children’s hospital in Philadelphia did not do enough to investigate the deaths of nine children after they underwent heart surgery. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• A new report has accused the EPA of environmental racism. The report says that the agency has ignored hundreds of complaints of health impacts on poorer, largely black communities and has failed to protect poor communities from environmental hazards. (BuzzFeed News)

• Quantum computers will exponentially increase processing power, but exactly how close we are to creating a fully functioning one is up for some debate. (New Yorker)

• And finally, China opened the largest radio telescope in the world on Sunday. The machine will be used to study deep-space phenomena, like pulsars. (NPR)

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    Don’t say “cimate skeptic” when you mean “climate change denialist”.

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