Friday, January 15, 2021
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Friday, January 15, 2021

It's 40 degrees in Salyersville today. Here's the news—

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Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (Tweet)

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

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Warming May Push Ecosystems to Release Carbon, Instead of Absorbing It

Chelsea Harvey, E&E News (Tweet)

Nearly half of terrestrial ecosystems could reach this tipping point in just a few decades.

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Scientific Collaboration in a Divided World

Rebecca McGuire, Scientific American (Tweet)

An initiative in Arctic bird conservation shows the value of cooperation across geographic and political boundaries.

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Banks, insurers move to shape climate debate as Washington crackdown looms

Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico (Tweet)

The organizations described their "clear mandate" on climate finance in an unreleased and yet-to-be finalized report that they've been assembling since Joe Biden secured the presidency.

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Drought conditions are the new normal

Jennifer A. Kingson, Axios (Tweet)

The Southwest U.S. is mired in an ever-worsening drought, one that has left deer starving in Hawaii, turned parts of the Rio Grande into a wading pool, and set a record in Colorado for the most days of "exceptional drought."

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Breaking down the case for massively scaling up carbon removal tech

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

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The Energy 202: Nonviolent climate activists reconsider protest tactics in Capitol after mob attack

Dino Grandoni, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Planned disruptions of committee hearings and peaceful sit-ins at lawmakers' offices are on pause.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.