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In science news around the world, U.S. President Joe Biden orders a sweeping review of policies on preventing political interference and of decisions by former President Donald Trump to kill or overhaul dozens of technical advisory panels. A U.S. federal judge kills a controversial regulation, enacted by the Trump administration, that would have narrowed the kinds of scientific evidence the Environmental Protection Agency could use in rulemaking and made it tougher to tighten regulations on air pollution, for example. U.S. cities are underestimating their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of more than 18%, a study finds. Workers in food, agriculture, transportation, and other essential sectors have suffered some of the highest increases in mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of California death records.

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