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"Turbulence ahead: US Science Faces a Political Storm, and Early-Career Researchers Should Prepare Themselves," by Julia Rosen, April 27. 2017, Nature

"Pittsburgh libraries join initiative to protect data," by Julian Routh, April 3, 2017, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"Data Rescues: Another Form of Protest," by Diana Riazi, March 30, 2017, NYU Local.

"I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations," by Victoria Herrmann, March 28, 2017, The Guardian.

"Library hosts data archiving event," by Hannah Bernstein, March 28, 2017, The Huntington News

"Tech Against Trump," by Logic Magazine, March 27, 2017, Kickstarter

"Northeastern to host ‘archive-a-thon’ to preserve federal science data," by Greg St. Martin, March 24, 2017, News @ Northeastern.

"After Months Of Waiting, Academics Still Worried Trump Will Trash Climate Data," by Andrew Follett, March 23, 2017, The Daily Caller.

"DataRefuge : une initiative visant à archiver des données relatives à l'écologie," by Stéphane le calme, March 21, 2017, Développez.

"Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data," by Sharon Gaudin, March 20, 2017, ComputerWorld.

"The Federal Government's Social and Economic Data is in Danger and We Need to Save It," by Eric Busch, March 15, 2017, Erich Bush Blog

"Saving the world—or at least the world’s scientific and government data," March 14, 2017, O'Reilly Data Show.

"UC Davis Hosts DataRescue Event To Archive Climate Research," by N. J. Griffen, March 14, 2017, The Aggie Transcript.

"Hackers collaborate saving data from Trump administration," by John Cusack, March 13, 2017, Geek Reply.

"The Penn Project to save climate data in the Trump era was featured on 'The Daily Show'," by Juliana Reyes, March 13, 2017,

"Building refuge for federal climate and environmental data," by Sarah Kolbe, March 13, 2017, Tableau Public.

"The DataRefuge Project at the University of Oregon," by Rachel Rochester and Heidi Kaufman, March 13, 2017, University of Oregon Digital Humanities Blog. c

"In a fact-challenged era, will public access to federal data be the next casualty?," by Stuart Leavenworth and Adam Ashton, March 11, 2017, The Spokesman-Review.

"Activists Work To Preserve Government Environmental Data," by Scott Simon, March 11, 2017, WEMU 89.1.

"Guest Editorial — Data: A Public Good Needing Refuge," by Michael Blume, March 10, 2017, The Daily of the University of Washington.

"Stop Slacking, Start Hacking: 6 Ideas for Using your Tech Skills for Good," by Rachel Katz, March 10, 2017, Causeartist

"Save the Data: Hackers work to save research in Trump Era," March 10, 2017, Reuters TV.

"Hacktivists bring DataRefuge movement to Madison, WI," by Chelsea Johnson, March 10, 2017, Medium.

"The biggest risks to open government data are political," by Alex Howard, March 10, 2017, Sunlight Foundation.

"Save the Data: Houstonians Join a National Effort to Archive Federal Data Sets," by Amber Tong, March 10, 2017, Houstonia

"UCSD scientists worried Trump will interfere with climate data," by Gary Robbins and Joshua Emerson Smith, March 10, 2017, The San Diego Union-Tribune.

"Data Rescue Boulder Saved Actual Science Data, lots and lots of Data," by Joan Torrez-Saez, March 9, 2017, LinkedIn Pulse.

"Canada Holds on to U.S. Climate Data for a Bit," March 9, 2017, The Daily Show.

"Another Successful #DataRescueIndy Event Yesterday," by Jason M. Kelly, March 9, 2017, Jason M. Kelly Blog

"These are the 158 key federal science data sets rogue programmers have duplicated so far," by Zoë Schlanger, March 8, 2017, Quartz

"Terabytes of Government Data Copied," by Kerry Grens, March 8, 2017, TheScientist

"Universities race to safeguard government data under Trump," by Louise Lief, March 7, 2017, Columbia Journalism Review.

"Activists Set Out to Save Data, One Byte at a Time," by JoAnna Wendel, March 7, 2017, EOS.

"WU Libraries host February pilot event on federal digital data rescue," by Ruth Lewis and Karen Olson, March 6, 2017, Washington University in St. Louis

"Activists Rush to Save Government Data - If They Can Find It," by Amy Harmon, March 6, 2017, The New York Times.

"Librarians, 'hactivists' gather to secure federal data," by Kim McGuire, March 4, 2017, The Houston Chronicle.

"The Data Refuge Project," March 3, 2017, DataSkeptic.

"They beat Harper. Now Canadian scientists are trying to save science from Donald Trump," by Olivia Ward, March 3, 2017, Toronto Star

"IRE and NICAR to host rescued federal data directory," by Charles Minshew, March 3, 2017, IRE

"DataRescue-Boston@MIT Wrap up," by Alex Chassanoff, March 2, 2017, Program on Information Science Blog.

"Content and data protection and publication becomes important public policy issue," by D.B. Hebbard, March 2, 2017, Talking New Media.

"Save climate change data," by NYU Center for Data Science, March 2, 2017, Medium

"Yale event to ‘rescue’ federal environmental data," by Mike Cummings, March 2, 2017, YaleNews.

"Climate-data rescue efforts gear up," by Toni Feder, March 2017, Physics Today.

"Data Rescue hackathon safeguards vulnerable federal research data," by MIT Libraries, February 28, 2017, MIT Libraries

"Volunteer hack, scrape and crawl governments websites to save data," by Max Nesterak, February 28, 2017, MPR News.

"UMN joins nationwide effort to archive public data," by Raj Chaduvula, February 27, 2017, The Minnesota Daily.

"How Librarians Led The Resistance Against Hitler And Other Enemies Of The Truth," by Britt S. Paris and Morgan Currie, February 27, 2017, GOOD Worldwide.

"Meet the Data Rescuers," by Katherine Garcia, February 27, 2017, The Huffington Post

"SAVING SCIENCE, ONE DATASET AT A TIME," by Saul Tannenbaum, February 27, 2017, DigBoston

"Why Trump's Election Scares Data Scientists," by Selena Larson, February 25, 2017, CNNTech

"Boulder invents its own techy form of Trump-era activism," by John Tomasic, February 24, 2017, The Colorado Independent.

"At DataRescue, students collaborate to protect vital government data," by Emma Bingham, February 23, The Tech. 

"University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event," by Megan Carey, February 23, 2017, The Hoya. 

"Data Rescue NYC: Scientists' Response to Trump's Environmental Plans," by Newsweek, February 22, 2017, Yahoo! News.

"Rescuing Government Data From Trump Has Become a National Movement," by Ryan Mandelbaum, February 21, 2017, Gizmodo.

"How to Easily Archive Vulnerable Environmental Data," by Jeff Williams, February 21, 2017, Nexla.

"Cambridge: Over 100 Gather for ‘Data Rescue’ Event at MIT (Video Report)," by Dan McCready, February 20, 2017, WATD 85.9.

"Thousands protest in Boston against Trump’s threats to science," by Mike Ingram, February 20, 2017, World Social Web Site.

"Data infrastructure worries energize climate activists," by Hannah Hess, February 20, 2017, Greenwire.

"Save the data, save the world," by Rachel E. Golden Kroner, February 20, 2017, Rachel E. Golden Kroner Blog. 

"'All of our federal data assets are currently at risk’ — here’s how people are trying to protect them," by Samantha Ehlinger, February 19, 2017, Fedscoop

"Old Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think," by Megan Molteni, February 19, 2017, Wired

"At Haverford, 'Data Rescue' Aims to Save Vital Climate Research," by Susan Snyder, February 18, 2017, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"Activists Race to Archive Climate Data to Protect It from the Trump Administration," by Eric Niler, February 17, 2017, The Seeker.

"Dozens of People Will Work Together to Preserve Federal Climate Data This Weekend," by Rachel Sadon, February 16, 2017, The DCist.

"Rice, UH Libraries to Host Data Rescue Project Next Month," by Angela Shah, February 16, 2017, Xconomy

"Scientists and Other Volunteers Are Banding Together to Save Data," by Tony Wagner, February 16, 2017, Marketplace Blog 

"It's vital for science that we cache US federal agency facts," by Rebecca Lave, February 16, 2017, Times Higher Education

"Lyons business, CU Boulder student hosting hackathon to save climate data," by Shay Castle, February 16, 2017, Daily Camera.

"How scientists are scrambling to safeguard vital environmental data," by Miles O'Brien, February 15, 2017, PBS NewsHour.

"If We Don't Use Our Climate Data, We Risk Losing It Forever," by Denice W. Ross, February 15, 2017, Pacific Standard.

"Volunteers join together in effort to protect federal environmental data," by Azwar Shakeel and Ashley Wong, February 15, 2017, The Daily Californian.

"Grabbing Government Data Before It’s Destroyed," by Dan Phiffer, February 14, 2017, OpenNews Source.

"Hundreds of activists download and archive climate data to protect it from Donald Trump," by Jon Sharman, February 14, 2017, The Independent UK.

"Have fast Wi-Fi? Help back up the government from your living room," by Maxogden, February 13, 2017, Medium.

"UM joins effort to preserve online government data," by Kim Kozlowski, February 13, The Detroit News.

"Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data," by Megan Molteni, February 13, 2017, Wired

"Vulnerable Knowledge: Data Refuge and the Protection of Public Research," by Scott Schwartz, February 12, 2017, Savage Minds

"UC Berkeley to protect data from science deniers with ‘guerrilla archiving’," by Tom Lochner, February 11, 2017, East Bay Times.

"Scientists across the US are scrambling to save government research in 'Data Rescue' events," by Dana Varinsky, February 11, 2017, Business Insider.

"Citizen Scientists in Resistance," by Lindley Mease, February 11, 2017, Medium

"What's New in Civic Tech: U.S. House Approves Email Privacy Protections, Seattle PD Deploys Data Analytics Platform," by Zach Quaintance, February 9, 2017, Gov Tech.

"Guerrilla archivists developed an app to save science data from the Trump administration," by Zoe Schlanger, February 9, 2017, Quartz.

"Government Data at Risk," by CDLUC3, February 9, 2017, UC3.

"If You Don't Use Climate Data, You Lose It," by Denice W. Ross, February 9, 2017, New America.

"Coders at #DataRescueDavis archive federal, at-risk databases," by Emma Sadlowski, February 9, 2017, The California Aggie.

"Working: The "How Does a Librarian Work?" Edition," by Jacob Brogan, February 6, 2017, Slate Working.

"Volunteers Are Coming Together to Preserve Public Data on Climate and the Environment," by Feliz Solomon, February 6, 2017, Fortune.

"In Age of Trump, Scientists Show Signs of Political Pulse," by Amy Harmon and Henry Fountain, February 6, 2017, The New York Times

"Volunteers Fight President Trump's 'Attack on Science' by Safeguarding Data," by Nathan DiCamillo, February 5, 2017, Newsweek.

"Volunteers Archive Government Data, Worry Trump Administration Could Cut Access," by Daniela Hernandez, February 5, 2017, Wall Street Journal

"UM community and local volunteers partner to archive government data threated by presidential transition," by Emily Miiller, February 5, 2017, The Michigan Daily.

"The Race to Save Climate Data Runs through NYC," by Tanya Basu, February 4, 2017, Inverse.

"Archivists urge formal process for preserving data," by Matt Leonard, February 3, 2017, GCN Magazine.

"Concerned about Trump, UC Davis Experts Spend Day Archiving Climate Change Research," by Diana Lambert, February 2, 2017, The Sacramento Bee. 

"UC Davis Students Take Part in Climate Science 'Data Rescue'," by Amy Quinton, February 2, 2017, Capital Public Radio.

"Researchers sound the alarm on federal scientific datasets that may be ‘disappeared’ by the Trump administration," by Lucy Vernasco, February 1, 2017, Grid Magazine.

"UC Davis joins effort to save climate change data out of fear Trump could purge info," by Diana Lambert, February 1, 2017, Sacramento Bee.

"The DataRefuge team protecting climate data during Trump's term has no plans to end their activities," by Olivia Sylvester, January 31, 2017, The Daily Pennsylvanian

"Canada Becomes Data Safe Haven under Donald Trump Administration," by Mandy Kovacs, January 30, 2017, ITWorld Canada

"Protecting climate change data under Trump," by Nora Young, January 29, 2017, CBC Radio Spark.

"Umweltdaten in Gefahr - Klimaforscher bringen ihre Daten vor Trump in Sicherheit," by Thomas Häusler, January  28, 2017, SRF.

"A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government’s Climate Data," by Alleen Brown, January 27, 2017, The Intercept.

"3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump," by Laura Parker and Craig Welch, January 27, 2017, National Geographic.

"Michigan web developers and archivists join race to back up federal agency data," by Rebecca Williams, January 27, 2017, Michigan Radio.

"DataRescue Philly: Environmental Data Archiving, Workflows, and Description," by Rachel Appel, January 26, 2017, ProjectARCC Blog.

Journal de 7h, January 26, 2017, FranceCulture.

"People around the world are helping the US save its climate data," by Carolyn Beeler, January 26, 2017, PRI's The World. 

"Grad students organize hackathon to preserve at-risk climate change data," by Deanna Necula, January 25, 2017, The Daily Bruin.

"Trump Administration Moves To Silence EPA, Hide 'Inconvenient' Climate Change Data," January 25, 2017, CBS Evening News. 

"GOING ROGUE: These Heroic Guerrilla Scientists and Librarians are Racing to Save Environmental Data from Trump," by Jerome Whitington, January 25, 2017, Quartz

"Hackers Stopped Trump From Wiping Out Obama’s Climate Change Data," by Left Liberal Reporter, February 24, 2017, Left Liberal Daily News.

"How One Student's Interest Is Shaping a New Penn Minor," January 24, 2017, The Daily Pennsylvanian

"Hackers Were Quietly Rescuing Climate Data During Trump's Inauguration," by Lucy Tiven, January 23, 2017, ATTN:.

"Ein Zufluchtsort für Daten," by Thomas Reintjes, January 23, 2017, Deutschlandfunk.

"SCRAPE IT ALL: Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated," by Zoe Schlanger, January 21, 2017, Quartz

"Fearing climate change databases may be threatened in Trump era, UCLA scientists work to protect them," by Amina Khan, January 21, 2017, Los Angeles Times.

"IUPUI professors help rescue federal environmental data from extinction," by Michele Whitehair, January 20, 2017, NUVO.

"All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted from the White House Website," by Jason Koebler, January 20, 2017, Motherboard VICE.

"The Scramble to Protect Climate Data Under Trump," by Lisa Song and Zahra Hirji, January 20, 2017, Inside Climate News

"Under Science-Unfriendly Administration, Internet And Its Data Are In Your Hands," by Kaila Colbin, January 20, 2017, Media Post.

"Climate Data Preservation Efforts Mount as Trump Takes Office," by James Temple, January 20, 2017, MIT Technology Review

"The Scramble To Protect Climate Data under Trump," by Lisa Song and Zahri Hirji, January 20, 2017, Inside Climate News. 

"Saving climate data," January 19, 2017, Vice News.

"What to Expect - and Ways to Respond - as the Trump Administration Assumes Power,"  by Michael Halpern, January 19, 2017, Union of Concerned Scientists

"Trump is Launching a War on Science--These People Are Fighting Back," by Maddie Stone, January 19, 2017, Gizmodo.

"Rogue scientists race to save climate data from Trump," by Zoe Schlanger, January 19, 2017, Wired.

"ARCChivists, keep your eye on OpenGov efforts," by Eira Tansey, January 18, 2017, Project_ARCC.

"Ahead of Trump, final sprint to save climate data," by Katharina Wecker, January 17, 2017, Deutsche Welle.

"Art installation interprets water pollution with sound," by Susan Phillips, January 17, 2017, State Impact.

"Environmental Data, Guerrilla Archiving, and the Trump Transition," by Jerome Whitington, January 17, 2017, Cultural Anthropology.

"Sichert, was geht!" by Alina Schadwinkel, January 14, 2017, Die Zeit.

"Fearing Trump data purge, environmentalists push to get records," by Jennifer A Dlouhy, January 13, 2017, Bloomberg Markets.

"As Trump Takes Power, Scientists Scramble to Secure Wildlife Data," by Jimmy Tobias, January 12, 2017, Pacific Standard

"Penn's DataRefuge will protect environmental data under Trump," by Olivia Sylvester, January 10, 2017, The Daily Pennsylvanian

"How archivists and coders plan to stop censorship under Trump," by Sarah Okeson, January 6, 2017, National Memo.

"Les climatologues américains font barrage au péril Trump," by Isabelle Hanne and Aude Massiot, January 2, 2017, Libération.

"Crowd Sourcing the Harvest of Federal Data," by Heather Soyka, Winter 2016/17, DataOne Newsletter.

"Data under Trump," January 2, 2017, FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, (31:00).

"Scientists scramble to protect decades of climate research before Trump takes office", December 29, 2016, Democracy Now!.

"The team at Penn that's building a 'refuge' for data in the Trump era," by Jen Rajchel, December 28, 2016, Philly.

"Data refuge", un rempart à l'évaporation de données concernant le climat aux Etats-Unis?," December 23, 2016, Le Journal des sciences, (5:55).

"Universities host pre-Trump archiving events to save US climate data," by Ellie Bothwell, December 22, 2016, Times Higher Education.

"Climate scientists are launching an anonymous hotline for government workers to report Trump meddling," by Ephrat Livni, Quartz.

"Trump climate deniers prompt scared scientists to set up hotline," by Brian K Sullivan, December 20, 2016, Bloomberg Politics.

"Klimaforscher schützen Daten vor Trump," by Martina Buttler, December 20, 2016, Tagesschau.

"Researchers flock to Toronto to save EPA data," by Hannah Hess, December 19, 2017, Greenwire.

"Protecting America's environmental websites & data from Trump," by Roy L. Hales, December 19, 2016, Clean Technica.

"Penn, Open Data Philly and Azavea are working to protect climate data before Trump becomes president," by Roberto Torres, December 19, 2016,

"Climat : sauvetage des données chez les scientifiques américains," by Elena Sender, December 19, 2016, Sciences et avenir.

"Five Weeks From Today, Donald Trump Will Be Our President," by Stephen Colbert, December 17, 2017, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"The Climate Data Harvest Project," December 16, 2016, Society of American Archivists.

"#DataRefuge - Scientists race to save climate research fearing Trump will delete it," by Kristen Arnim, December 16, 2016,

"Trump chiede i nomi di chi ha lavorato sul clima. Gli scienziati: salviamo i dati," by Andrea Barolini, December 16, 2016, Lifegate

"Get Involved: "DataRescue Events Are Being Scheduled to Preserve Climate Data," by Jolene Creighton, December 16, 2016, Futurism.

"Rush to save climate change data before Trump era," by Goldie Blumenstyk, December 16, 2016, University World News

"Par peur du gouvernement Trump, les climatologues sauvegardent frénétiquement leurs données," December 15, 2016, 20 minutes.

"Why a ‘Guerrilla Archiving’ Project Seeks to Preserve Climate Data Before Trump Takes Office," by Goldie Blumenstyk, December 15, 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

"‘Fear is palpable’ among U.S. climate scientists over Trump moves," December 15, 2016, Japan Times

"Toronto 'guerrilla' archivists to help preserve US climate data," December 15, 2016, BBC

"Fearing Trump, Penn scholars move to preserve climate-change data," by Tom Avril, December 14, 2016, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Scientists are Saving Climate Data; This Is Why it Matters," by Brian Kahn, December 14, 2016, Climate Central.

"‘Guerrilla archiving’: Scientists copy climate data, fearing Trump purge," by Michael Walsh, December 14, 2016, Yahoo News

"Scientists scramble to secure climate data, fearing Trump purge," by Steve Benen, December 14, 2016, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

"Canadians help U.S. scientists protect climate change data," December 14, 2016, CBC Radio.

"U of T preserving environmental websites in response to Trump presidency," by Kathleen O'Brien, December 14, 2016, University of Toronto News.

"Scientists Race To Preserve Climate Change Data Before Trump Takes Office," in All Things Considered, December 14, 2016, NPR

"Copying countdown: Trump-wary scientists' plan to preserve climate data" by Weston Williams, December 14, 2016, 2016, Christian Science Monitor

"Toronto group wants to save science and climate change data from Trump with internet archiving" by May Warren, December 13, 2016 Metro News.

"Why I’m trying to preserve federal climate data before Trump takes office," by Eric Holthaus, December 13, 2016, Washington Post

"Scientists frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump," by Brady Dennis, December 13, 2016, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune

"Researchers Are Preparing for Trump to Delete Government Science From the Web," by Jason Koebler, December 13, 2016, Vice