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▪ Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been instructed by the Trump administration to avoid using “climate change” and “greenhouse gases” in their official correspondence. Instead, officials should refer to “weather extremes,” and advise farmers how to “increase nutrientuse efficiency.” A department official said that the policy “won’t change the modeling, just how we talk about it.”
▪ A University of Georgia professor is allowing students to choose their own grades to relieve their stress. “If you feel unduly stressed by a grade,” Dr. Richard Watson writes in the syllabus for his business course, “email the instructor with what grade you think is appropriate and it will be so changed.” Any student who does not like “the group dynamics” of a meeting, Watson said, may get up and leave.