Editor's note: According to the Planetary Socety's blog: "I got an email late yesterday from David Kass, one of the members of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Climate Sounder team, forwarding a report he had just issued to the rest of the orbiter's science and operations teams. In brief: over the last few days Mars Climate Sounder has detected sharply rising temperatures in some regions of the atmosphere, strong indications that normal regional dust activity in the south is escalating into what may now be a planet-encircling dust event. (If you're wondering why David contacted me with this update, it's because The Planetary Society is the official education outreach partner on the Mars Climate Sounder investigation ..."
Cool stuff, yes? Well then why is this important scientific research information from a taxpayer-funded spacecraft not being provided to the news media by JPL PAO? I see no mention of it at the official NASA website here or here or at JPL's main website. If Planetary Society has the responsibility for getting news out to the media they sure stumbled on this.