The US president's actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 people, rolled back environmental and public-health regulations and undermined science and scientific institutions. Some of the harm could be permanent.
Hydroxychloroquine-COVID-19 Study Did Not Meet Publishing Society's "expected Standard"
The paper that appears to have triggered the Trump administration’s obsession with hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for infection with the novel coronavirus has received a statement of concern from the society that publishes the journal in which the work appeared.
The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration
Richard Epstein, a professor at N.Y.U. School of Law, discusses two articles he wrote, on the Hoover Institution Web site, entitled "Coronavirus Perspective" and "Coronavirus Overreaction," and his views of the pandemic.
A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research
An Interior Department official has pressed scientists to include misleading climate language - including debunked claims that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial - into their work.
Chief Scientist Investigating NOAA's Backing of Trump over Experts on Dorian
The acting chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is investigating whether the agency's response to President Trump's claims about Hurricane Dorian constituted a violation of policies and ethics.
Democracy depends on citizens having knowledge and being a part of the environmental decision making process - being shut out results in growing gaps between those who are protected and those who are not.