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Join us Oct 26-27 for a two-day Data Together Sprint 🚀📔

On Thursday and Friday next week, Data Together is hosting a two-day sprint to come together and improve project documentation, ...
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EPA’s Website Overhaul Continues: Climate Resources Left Out of the Update to the “Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments” Website

EPA’s Website Overhaul Continues: Climate Resources Left Out of the Update to the “Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments” Website

By members of EDGI’s Website Monitoring Team: Toly Rinberg, Andrew Bergman, and Eric Nost In the first example of returned ...
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Removing Clean Power Plan Web Resources Undermines Public Engagement

Removing Clean Power Plan Web Resources Undermines Public Engagement

By Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman, members of EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee Originally posted on the UCS Equation On Monday, ...
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Changes to USGS website highlight the importance of search for public access

Changes to USGS website highlight the importance of search for public access

By Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman, members of EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee (Cross-posted on Sunlight Foundation) As has been true ...
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EDGI Highlights Environmental Justice Implications in Part 2 of the First 100 Days and Counting

EDGI Highlights Environmental Justice Implications in Part 2 of the First 100 Days and Counting

The first six months of the Trump Administration have reversed decades of progress toward environmental justice. The Environmental Data and ...
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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2017

Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2017

EDGI is grateful to have participated in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the first time in 2017. Our mentoring ...
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Towards an Environmental Data Justice Statement: Initial Thoughts

Towards an Environmental Data Justice Statement: Initial Thoughts

On August 28 at Northeastern University in Boston, EDGI convened an interdisciplinary group of Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars, ...
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Google Summer of Code 2017: Harsh Baid – Data Visualizations

Written by Harsh Baid. Reblogged with permission from Harsh Baid’s Blog: http://harshbaid.com/blog/2017/working-with-edgi/ Introduction Over the past 3 months, as part ...
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Environmental and Public Interest Groups Condemn Racist Violence and Intolerance in Charlottesville, Virginia

Environmental and Public Interest Groups Condemn Racist Violence and Intolerance in Charlottesville, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition of environmental, public health and public interest groups, including prominent African American and Latino ...
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Google Summer of Code 2017: Janak Raj Chadha - Web Monitoring Project

Google Summer of Code 2017: Janak Raj Chadha – Web Monitoring Project

Written by Janak Raj Chadha. Identifying and Prioritizing Important Website Changes Introduction The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) is ...
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We’re Hiring: Remote Project Manager

We’re no longer accepting applications. The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is searching for a Remote Project Manager for ...
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Removals and Access Reductions on the USDA’s “Climate Hubs” Website Prompt Concerns About Transparency and Public Access

Removals and Access Reductions on the USDA’s “Climate Hubs” Website Prompt Concerns About Transparency and Public Access

By Members of EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee: Andrew Bergman (@andmbergman), Toly Rinberg, and Gretchen Gehrke  (For inquiries, please contact edgi.websitemonitoring@protonmail.com) ...
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EDGI at Web Archiving Week!

Three members of EDGI attended Web Archiving Week, #waweek2017, held in London from June 12 – 16, 2017. Located at ...
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Join EDGI with the DataKind DataCorps

Join EDGI with the DataKind DataCorps

We are excited to announce that we will be working with DataKind and DataCorps volunteers in the coming months on ...
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EDGI awarded J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award by Society of American Archivists

EDGI awarded J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award by Society of American Archivists

EDGI is delighted to announce that we are the 2017 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given ...
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Scott Pruitt is wrong about the origins of the EPA

Scott Pruitt is wrong about the origins of the EPA

by Leif Fredrickson, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from Washington Post. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt doesn’t understand his own agency’s history ...
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Missing EPA Endangerment Finding Web Resources Reignite Confusion: Continued Mismanagement Following the EPA Climate Change Website Overhaul

By EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee: Toly Rinberg, Andrew Bergman, Maya Anjur-Dietrich, and Gretchen Gehrke (For inquiries, please contact edgi.websitemonitoring@protonmail.com) July 12, ...
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Next Phase of Archiving: Data Together

Next Phase of Archiving: Data Together

EDGI has been working diligently to plan for the future based on overwhelming and ongoing interest in data archiving and ...
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Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence

Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence

by Christopher Sellers, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from Vox Media. Pruitt has been packing the EPA with climate skeptics and ...
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Overhaul of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule Website Removes Information and Reduces Public Access to Resources

Overhaul of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule Website Removes Information and Reduces Public Access to Resources

By EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee: Gretchen Gehrke, Maya Anjur-Dietrich, Andrew Bergman, and Toly Rinberg (For inquiries, please contact edgi.websitemonitoring@protonmail.com) June 30, ...
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Recap on Mozilla Global Sprint

Recap on Mozilla Global Sprint

The EDGI tech team had a great time at the Mozilla Global Sprint from June 1-2, 2017! We identified some ...
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EDGI’s new “Accomplishments” report is published!

EDGI just published a new report covering our activities since mid-November until the beginning of May! Some highlights: We’ve dramatically ...
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Errors in the January 19 snapshot of EPA.gov are problematic from transparency, data preservation, and information access standpoints and may have legal implications

Errors in the January 19 snapshot of EPA.gov are problematic from transparency, data preservation, and information access standpoints and may have legal implications

By Sarah Lamdan, Director of Legal Research, and members of the Website Tracking Committee: Andrew Bergman, Maya Anjur-Dietrich, Gretchen Gehrke, ...
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The announced overhaul of EPA.gov has already begun and pages relating to climate change are currently inaccessible

Statement by EDGI’s Website Tracking Committee April 28, 2017 11:00 PM ET—This evening, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...
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Join us Sat, April 22, and March for Science!

Join us Sat, April 22, and March for Science!

EDGI is excited to sign on as an official partner of the #MarchforScience! We support the march’s mission, goals, and ...
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Launch of EDGI HONEST Act White Paper

EDGI’s recently published analysis and research shows that the passage of H.R. 1430, or HONEST Act, would block the EPA ...
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Scott Pruitt’s First Address to the EPA: As Annotated by EDGI

Below you will find an annotated guide to Scott Pruitt’s first address to the EPA on behalf of the Environmental ...
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Protecting Climate Data in Times of Political Turmoil - A Report from Los Angeles

Protecting Climate Data in Times of Political Turmoil – A Report from Los Angeles

by The Southern California Climate Data Protection Project Countless historic settings have demanded archiving as a politically urgent tactic. In ...
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Building an Archive of Vulnerability: #GuerrillaArchiving at #UofT

Building an Archive of Vulnerability: #GuerrillaArchiving at #UofT

by Andrea Muehlebach Re-blogged from PPEHLAB Let me start with the basic fact of how important it is, perhaps now ...
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Field Report: Safeguarding environmental data through “Guerrilla Archiving”

Field Report: Safeguarding environmental data through “Guerrilla Archiving”

by Jessica Caporusso (York University) Environmentalists fear EPA data may change or disappear once Trump takes office. These hackers want ...
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Our first archive-a-thon tomorrow!

Our first archive-a-thon tomorrow!

We are almost at 40 members! In just a couple weeks we have grown tremendously and received a wellspring of ...
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More press than we can keep track of!

Yesterday Michelle Murphy, who is leading our Toronto event, fielded interviews from CNN, BBC, CBC, time, NPR, vice. It is ...
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