Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It's 39 degrees in Prescott today. Here's the news—

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After Wildfires, Mourning the Loss of California’s Giants

John Branch, New York Times (Tweet)

For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.

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Monarch Butterflies Won’t Be Listed as Endangered Despite Meeting Criteria

Catrin Einhorn, New York Times (Tweet)

The species will not come under federal protection because resources are being used for other listings, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

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To Cut Emissions to Zero, U.S. Needs to Make Big Changes in Next 10 Years

Brad Plumer, New York Times (Tweet)

New research details major infrastructure work — including immense construction projects — that would need to start right away to achieve Biden’s goal of zero emissions by 2050.

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Fed Joins Climate Network, to Applause From the Left

Jeanna Smialek, New York Times (Tweet)

The central bank joined a network of global financial regulators focused on climate risk. The response to the move underlined its tricky politics.

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2020 in 20 charts

Rani Molla, Vox (Tweet)

From voting to vaccines and from protests to pets, a look at 2020’s biggest trends.

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Major Princeton study finds viable pathways to "net-zero" U.S. emissions by 2050

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

A major Princeton University-led analysis concludes there's a range of economically beneficial and technologically feasible options for reaching "net-zero" U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — but big investments and supportive policies would need to begin…

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The Backcountry Boom

Greg Rosalsky, NPR (Tweet)

In mountains across America, skiers and snowboarders are ditching ski lifts and heading into the backcountry. We talked with a pioneer of backcountry snowboarding about how we got here.

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Granholm said to be pick for Energy Secretary

Will Englund, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Three-quarter's of the department's budget has to do with nuclear weapons and nuclear contamination clean-up, but attention has focused on its role supporting research and development into new energy technology.