"Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn."
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- Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2020
"Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm."
"As hurricanes go, Sally was not especially powerful. Rated a Category 2 storm when it struck the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, it was soon downgraded. But climate change likely made it more dangerous by slowing it down and feeding it more moisture, setting it up to pummel the region with wind and catastrophic rainfall.Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2020
"The story of gas well No. 095-20708 begins on Nov. 10, 1984, when a drill bit broke the Earth’s surface 4 miles north of Rio Vista, Calif. Wells don’t have birthdays, so this was its “spud date.”"Source: Bloomberg, 09/18/2020
"A small branch of the East River outside Brunswick, Georgia, curves awfully close to the neighborhood of Ellis Point. Built in the 1950s, the houses sit pretty low, and they’re all on septic systems."Source: Pulitzer Ctr., 09/18/2020
"PENSACOLA, Fla. — Wendy Evil, 52, spent Thursday morning picking through her drenched belongings. Her house, her yard, her . . . everything was flooded. “I am just so destroyed,” she said."Source: Washington Post, 09/18/2020
"A court has temporarily halted an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that rescinded Obama-era standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, preventing the rollback from taking effect for the time being."Source: The Hill, 09/18/2020
"Scientists trap and relocate young eels, helping the species and reviving an ecosystem. Some say assisted migration could help other species survive the warming planet."Source: Washington Post, 09/18/2020
"Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has for years portrayed himself as a climate champion, but his ardent support for a president who has dismantled climate policy has environmentalists determined to unseat him."Source: InsideClimate News, 09/18/2020
"A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience."Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2020
"Looking to improve milk production, California farmer John Verwey turned to a Swiss-made feed additive designed to make a cow more efficient while reducing methane emissions from cattle burps."Source: Reuters, 09/18/2020
"An emergency disaster declaration for Florida has been approved by President Trump after Sally unleashed feet of rain in just a few days in part of the state."Source: AccuWeather, 09/17/2020
"Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break."Source: AP, 09/17/2020
"The vast majority of children dying from COVID-19 are Hispanic, Black or Native American, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."Source: NPR, 09/17/2020
"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says the chamber will vote next week on a more-than-900-page energy package billed as a response to climate change."Source: The Hill, 09/17/2020
"In California, smoke plumes spun into twisters made out of soot and flame, prompting the first-ever “fire tornado” warning. In Oregon, blazes advanced on towns so rapidly that even fire crews had to flee. Never in memory have so many fires burned so much land in so many places over such a short span of time. The smoke has enveloped the whole continent, dimming the sun in cities 2,000 miles away."Source: Washington Post, 09/17/2020