Thursday, November 26, 2020
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Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

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Outdoor Heaters Seem Like a Huge Waste. Are They Really?

Susan Shain, New York Times (Tweet)

Here are facts about heaters (for outside and inside) and climate change.

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Permit Denied for Alaskan Mine Project

Henry Fountain, New York Times (Tweet)

The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the proposed mine project, saying it was “contrary to the public interest.”

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Permit Denied for Alaskan Mine Project

Henry Fountain, New York Times (Tweet)

The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine project, saying it was “contrary to the public interest.”

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Hawaii’s Freshwater Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers

Matt Kaplan, New York Times (Tweet)

If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.

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Restoring American Credibility

Lisa Friedman and Susan Shain, New York Times (Tweet)

Also this week: Winter heating options, and the E.P.A. chief’s travel plans

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Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says

Coral Davenport, New York Times (Tweet)

An E.P.A. investigation has found that the owners of more than half a million diesel pickup trucks have installed devices to defeat emissions controls and boost pollution.

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How Banks Could Bail Us Out of the Climate Crisis

Bill McKibben, New Yorker (Tweet)

Banks have helped cause much of the crisis we find ourselves in; it would be fascinating if they turned out to be one of the solutions.

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What's next for West's far right?

Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post, The Washington Post (Tweet)

When it became clear that President Donald Trump had lost the election, another Donald started celebrating. "Trump's defeat can be the beginning of the end of the triumph of far-right populisms also in Europe," tweeted Donald Tusk, former president of the Eur…

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Rebuilding After A Wildfire? Most States Don't Require Fire-Resistant Materials

Lauren Sommer, NPR (Tweet)

Homeowners are rebuilding after wildfires, but many won't be required by governments to use fire-resistant materials. Without such improvements, communities face harm again with the next fire.

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California wildfire threat looms for Thanksgiving as Santa Ana winds kick in

Andrew Freedman, Diana Leonard, The Washington Post (Tweet)

A Santa Ana wind event is raising wildfire danger in California to « critical » levels, and may force millions to preemptively lose power.

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The Energy 202: What the Janet Yellen pick for Treasury means for climate policy

Dino Grandoni, The Washington Post (Tweet)

If confirmed, the former Federal Reserve chair may play a crucial role in getting corporations to take global warming seriously.

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Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black female senator, eyes interior secretary post

Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Former senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), who served with President-elect Joe Biden, said in an interview that she is interested in serving as the next interior secretary.