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Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Words ‘climate change’ removed from NIH website removes

Update via the Observer, August 25, 2017 – Energy Department Tells Scientist to Remove ‘Climate Change’ From StudyOn August 24, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy censored a Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science proposal from Dr. Jennifer Bowen, an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She posted a screenshot of the email on Facebook, writing, “This just happened. I’m just going to leave this here for people to ponder.” In the email, Dr. Bowen was told, “I have been asked to contact you to update the wording in your proposal abstract to remove words such as ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change.’ This is being asked as we have to meet the president’s budget language restrictions and don’t want to make any changes without your knowledge or consent…”

Axios: “A unit of the National Institutes of Health removed the title of “climate change” from its links and menus, replacing it with the word “climate,” the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative Website Monitoring Report discovered. Other changes included:

  • The subheadline, “Health Impacts of Climate Change” was removed on a page about climate change and cancer.
  • Links to a fact sheet on “Climate Change and Human Health” were deleted…”
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has altered climate change​ language, updated climate change references, and reduced access to a Web resource​ with information on climate change and human health across several webpages. On the Global Environmental Health pages, the term “climate change” has been changed to “climate” on side menus and page titles. Links to an educational fact sheet about climate change were removed, reducing access to the resources…”

NARA FY 2018-FY 2022 Draft Strategic Plan Highlights Paperless Future

DRAFT FY 2018 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan NARA Strategic Goals and Objectives “…NARA’s strategic goals identify the four key areas in which NARA must excel in order to efficiently and effectively deliver its mission in a modern environment. Make Access Happen Make Access Happen affirms that “public access” is NARA’s core mission and is… Continue Reading

OMB Sequestration Update Report to President and Congress for FY2018

OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2018 (August 18, 2017) “…To date, no 2017 supplemental or 2018 appropriations bills have been enacted into law and, therefore, no changes are reflected to the current 2017 or 2018 caps. If the 2018 discretionary caps remain unchanged, this report estimates that, if enacted,… Continue Reading

SEC Filer Manual – Volume II EDGAR Filing July 2017

July 2017 EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) Notice – “Use this EDGAR® Filer Manual when making electronic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or “Commission”). See Rule 301 of Regulation S-T. The EDGAR Filer Manual consists of three volumes. EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) General Information introduces the requirements for becoming… Continue Reading

Timeline JS Easy-to-make, beautiful timelines

KnightLab: “TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet, like the one we used for the Timeline above. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS’s core functionality.” Continue Reading

Standard Business Reporting: Open Data to Cut Compliance Costs

“Imagine if U.S. companies’ compliance costs could be reduced, by billions of dollars. Imagine if this could happen without sacrificing any transparency to investors and governments. Open data can make that possible. This first-ever research report, co-published by the Data Foundation and PwC, explains how Standard Business Reporting (SBR), in which multiple regulatory agencies adopt… Continue Reading