"A strengthening Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida’s Lower Matecumbe Key on Sunday night, days after leaving scores of dead and over 100 missing in Mexico and Central America."
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"Admirers of national parks and world-class trout streams in the state of Montana have expressed alarm over the election of a new Republican governor and his environmental plans."Source: Guardian, 11/09/2020
"They turned out in big numbers and overwhelmingly supported the former vice president. Young voters of color played a critical role in battleground states."Source: InsideClimate News, 11/09/2020
"Work is beginning on what is thought to be the world's first major plant to store energy in the form of liquid air."Source: BBC News, 11/09/2020
"A recent announcement that the nonprofit that owns nine-tenths of Santa Catalina Island plans to boost eco-tourism by adding bison to existing herds has recharged a debate over the environmental impacts of the shaggy, imported beasts."Source: LA Times, 11/09/2020
"A rapidly rising flood of coronavirus infections engulfed much of the United States on Thursday, setting records for new cases in 20 states, killing 1,158 people and straining the health system’s capacity to keep up with the pandemic.
On Thursday, 116,707 new cases were reported, the second straight record for a single day and a figure that dwarfed the total for any day in the previous worst two periods of the outbreak, in April and July. From Washington state to West Virginia and from Texas to Pennsylvania, the country was awash in record or near-record case counts Thursday.Source: Washington Post, 11/06/2020
"Former Vice President Joe Biden is readying his transition team to help stand up his administration if he prevails in the 2020 presidential race."
"The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday mostly because of mudslides as streets turned into rivers and bridges came tumbling down."Source: Reuters, 11/06/2020
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must rethink its approval of a plan to breed genetically altered salmon because it did not fully consider what would happen if those fish escaped into the wild, a federal judge ruled Thursday."Source: Courthouse News Service, 11/06/2020
"As pundits and political observers continue to sift through the various categories of 'winners' and 'losers' of the 2020 election, conservation advocates say that parks and public lands clearly came out on top."
"In one of the day's biggest political flips, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) solidly lost his bid for reelection after a 30-year career in Congress, and a few other seats on the committee were either lost or in jeopardy for Democrats."
"The Mountain Valley Pipeline has once again pushed its completion date back and the project cost up."Source: Roanoke Times, 11/06/2020
"Even with vote tallying still underway, some House Republicans are already eyeing the next race, laying the groundwork for leadership positions on Congress’s environmentally-focused committees."Source: The Hill, 11/06/2020
"President Trump last night unexpectedly removed Chatterjee as FERC chairman and appointed staunch conservative Commissioner James Danly to take his place."
"Green hydrogen, which uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water, is taking off around the globe. Its boosters say the fuel could play an important role in decarbonizing hard-to-electrify sectors of the economy, such as long-haul trucking, aviation, and heavy manufacturing."Source: YaleE360, 11/06/2020