Weather Updates: California avoids rolling blackouts


Curated News

A roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change this week, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021. And, if you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 

Weather Updates: California avoids rolling blackouts

Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cities across California set record high temperatures on Tuesday, including Sacramento at 116 degrees. The heat wave will continue across the West on Wednesday, but ease by the weekend.
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Clean energy projects surge after climate bill passage

By Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn Photo: David Walter Banks/The New York Times
Investments in battery factories, solar panel manufacturing and mining will help the Biden administration meet targets for reducing greenhouse gases.
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Punishing heat wave in West sets records, fuels fires

By Matthew Cappucci, Diana Leonard and Others Photo: Hung T. Vu/AP
Nearly 50 million Americans are under alerts through Labor Day weekend because of a prolonged heat wave that has already set dozens of records throughout the West...
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California approves a wave of aggressive new climate measures

By Brad Plumer Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
After lobbying by the governor, lawmakers adopted $54 billion in climate spending and voted to keep open the state’s last nuclear plant.
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California heat waves are getting worse. Blame the vicious ‘heat dome’

By Grace Toohey and Alexandra E. Petri Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times
The extreme temperatures that will bear down on California over the next week are the result of a “heat dome,” a phenomenon that typically brings broiling conditions to the state as summer fades into fall.…
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Record-threatening, long-duration heat wave to roast Western U.S

By Matthew Cappucci Photo: Pivotal Weather
San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento are all included in excessive heat watches or warnings over the Labor Day weekend.
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$14 million air pollution fine for Exxon’s Baytown refinery stands

By Clark Mindock Photo: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
ExxonMobil Corp must pay a $14.25 million fine over air pollution at its Baytown, Texas crude oil refinery, a federal appeals court affirmed Tuesday. It is the largest penalty ever assessed in a citizen enforcement…
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Bible demands action on climate change, Evangelicals say in new report

By Jack Jenkins Photo: Felipe Dana/AP
The National Association of Evangelicals has unveiled a sweeping report on global climate change, laying out what its authors call the “biblical basis” for environmental activism to help spur fellow evangelicals to address the planetary…
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Greenland ice sheet set to raise sea levels by nearly a foot

By Chris Mooney Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP
New research suggests the massive ice sheet is already set to lose more than 3 percent of its mass, even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today.
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MIT’s new battery will change the world

By Will Lockett Photo: Rebecca Miller
It’s cheaper, faster charging, longer lasting, safer and better for the environment than anything we currently have.
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