Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

It's 66 degrees in South Point today. Here's the news—

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Election and Supreme Court Fight Will Decide Trump’s Environmental Legacy

Lisa Friedman and John Schwartz, New York Times (Tweet)

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China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What to Know

Steven Lee Myers, New York Times (Tweet)

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356 Elephants Dropped Dead. Did This Algae Poison Them?

Rachel Nuwer, New York Times (Tweet)

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We’ll Have to Learn to Live With Smoke. Here’s Why.

Julia Rosen, New York Times (Tweet)

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Getting Climate Into the Presidential Debates

Lisa Friedman, Julia Rosen and Brad Plumer, New York Times (Tweet)

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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Childrens’ Brains

Lisa Friedman, New York Times (Tweet)

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Heat and Drought Team Up More Frequently, With Disastrous Results

John Schwartz, New York Times (Tweet)

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

Brad Plumer and Jill Cowan, New York Times (Tweet)

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California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Lauren Sommer, NPR (Tweet)

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Fauci to a Meddling HHS Official: ‘Take a Hike’

Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic (Tweet)

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Scientists Say Disasters Are Teaming Up During Time Of Climate Change

Lauren Sommer, NPR (Tweet)

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Janelle Monáe's 'Turntables' Stresses 'Liberation, Elevation, Education'

Kiana Fitzgerald, NPR (Tweet)

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Making sense of China's very vague new plan to reach "carbon neutrality"

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

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Newsom issues executive order to stop sale of gas-powered cars in California by 2035

Ben Geman, Joann Muller, Axios (Tweet)

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Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban

Phil Willon, Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Democrats Criticize Upcoming Debate For Not Including Climate Change

Barbara Sprunt, NPR (Tweet)

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What Will 2021 Hold For U.S. Climate Diplomacy?

NPR, NPR (Tweet)

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Why the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has spun out of control

Bob Henson, The Washington Post (Tweet)

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Wildfire danger in West to escalate as intense heat dome builds this weekend

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

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How do carbon offsets work?

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post (Tweet)

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Here’s what Chris Wallace needs to ask at next week’s debate

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post (Tweet)

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Trump slams China in U.N. speech echoing his campaign themes

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Relax, kids: TikTok has been saved. But for music, is that a good thing?

Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down

Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe

Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035

Times staff, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Think this fire season is bad? 'This isn't the worst of it,' retired U.S. Forest Service chief says

Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times (Tweet)

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Young people are the new corps of engineers the US has been waiting for

Andrew Yang, Vox (Tweet)

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Chief Executive of Embattled Alaskan Mine Project Resigns

Henry Fountain, New York Times (Tweet)