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Science  07 Aug 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6504, pp. 604-605
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6504.604

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In science news around the world, one in three of the world's 2.4 billion children and adolescents under age 20 has a blood-lead level that exceeds what would trigger public health alarms in the United States, a report says. The Trump administration announces it will not remove four large dams on the Snake River to restore habitat for endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest, as sought by conservation groups, because doing so would increase carbon emissions and the risk of regional power outages. The U.S. House of Representatives approves windfalls for the National Institutes of Health and two other science agencies as part of a $1.3 trillion package of appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that would give modest increases to several other science agencies. MeTooSTEM founder and former Vanderbilt University neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin admits to fabricating the Twitter persona of a nonexistent female Native American anthropologist at Arizona State University, The New York Times reports.

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