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- USA TODAY
The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened to shift California's role as a liberal trendsetter and would've sent shockwaves across the nation.
- The New York Times
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Kevin Rivera owes his life to a man he will never meet. Rivera, 18, was leaving his part-time job at a Chick-fil-A in New Jersey as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the region. Surrounded by waist-deep water, he searched for a sidewalk. Instead, he was pulled into a ravine and through a narrow sewer pipe in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “I couldn’t comprehend where I was, or where I was going,” said Rivera,
General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is in the path of raging California wildfires, prompting a desperate effort to save it
The KNP Complex fire is closing in on the Giant Forest sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park, California.
- Idaho Statesman
In 2016, an Oregon man may have dissolved after trying to soak in a thermal area.
- Popular Mechanics
Death Valley brings the heat, but there are other hot spots on this sweltering planet.
- Christian Science Monitor
Hurricane Ida was a monster storm. But New Orleans learned lessons from Hurricane Katrina and made itself more resilient. The world should take note.
- Associated Press
Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week's avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, the group’s associate director of conservation and science. “We had a big storm and sort of weird weather and lots of birds, and that’s sort of the perfect combination that can lead to bird-window collisions,” Parkins said.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The girl was visiting South Padre Island from Colorado.
- Associated Press
Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. From dusty towns to forests in the U.S. West, illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts when there often isn't enough to go around for even licensed users. Conflicts about water have long existed, but illegal marijuana farms — which proliferate despite legalization in many Western states — are adding strain during a severe drought.
Two uncontained California wildfires are projected to spread toward Sequoia National Park, forcing around 75 park personnel to evacuate, AP reports.Why it matters: Park officials said the fires have the potential to threaten a part of the park known as Giant Forest, which is home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias, including one that is considered the largest tree on Earth by volume.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe massive Gen
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Sichuan's earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China's four-tier emergency response system.Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response.The China Earthquake Networks Center said the epicentre of the earthquake was 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. It struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at 4:33 a.m. (2033 GMT).As well as at least three people killed, tens of people suffered light injuries, media reported.
- USA TODAY
General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as wildfires threaten park
As fires spread through the Sequoia National Park, the world's largest tree is protected with a fire-resistant blanket made out of aluminum foil.
- USA TODAY
Climate change is causing rain to drop heavier within shorter periods of time, potentially leaving longer dry spells amid rising temperatures.
- USA TODAY
A pair of lightning-sparked wildfires in California’s Sierra Nevada have shuttered Sequoia National Park.
- Yahoo News
When the world’s biggest facility for sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and burying it underground opened in rural Iceland last week, it may have sounded like a miracle cure for climate change had finally arrived.
Ella Emhoff is one activist featured in the campaign for the fall "Earth Explorer" collection that hosts a number of weather-ready looks.
- WPTV- West Palm Beach Scripps
Another wave in the Eastern Atlantic has a high chance of development in the next 2 days.
- The Guardian
Creature was a dead spotted lanternfly – an invasive moth-like bug that has been causing massive damage to plants in eastern states A spotted lanternfly at a vineyard in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The insect has ravaged the US north-east in recent years. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP A young contestant’s proud entry at the Kansas state fair caused a flap when a judge saw the specimen submitted in the boy’s exhibition box – and it prompted a federal investigation. The show item was a dead spotted lante
- Good Morning America
Nicholas is stalling over the Gulf Coast, dropping dangerous amounts of rain over areas still recovering from previous storms. Flash flood watches are in effect through Friday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Ten to 11 inches of rain has already inundated Alabama and Mississippi with more rain on the way.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might put gray wolves back under Endangered Species Act protection after Idaho and Montana enacted laws to cull them.