Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

It's 53 degrees in Larkspur today. Here's the news—

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn, New York Times (Tweet)

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

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Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

James Dobbins and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (Tweet)

As the freak winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages, experts say.

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The Weekly Planet: The Big Idea From Bill Gates’s New Climate Book

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic (Tweet)

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How Biden's Environmental Justice Order Might Work

Jean Chemnick, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

The President ordered 40 percent of the benefits from federal climate action go to disadvantaged communities.

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Why Firefighters Are Facing A Growing Mental Health Challenge

Nathan Rott, NPR (Tweet)

Climate change is fueling more destructive, harder-to-control disasters like last year's massive wildfires. The mental and emotional toll for firefighters and first responders is alarming.

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The lethal atmospheric setup behind a deadly Arctic outbreak

Tom Niziol, The Washington Post (Tweet)

How ingredients came together for an onslaught of bone-chilling temperatures and a barrage of storms.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.