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The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department are delaying the release of proposed regulations establishing the next round of joint greenhouse gas and mileage standards for cars and light trucks. [E2]
NOAA has released video of satellite imagery of the mid-latitude cyclone that spiraled over the Midwest. [NOAA]
Canada’s Arctic ice shelves, formations that date back thousands of years, have been almost halved in size over the last six years, Canadian researchers said on Tuesday. [NYT]
A utility knew about wildfire dangers amid Texas’ severe drought but failed to remove dead trees and branches near power lines that sparked the most destructive wildfire in state history, an attorney said Tuesday after filing a lawsuit for some families who lost their homes. [AP]
Farmland along the flooded Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri may be out of production for at least a year. [Wallaces Farmer]
The Philippines on Wednesday began tallying the damage bill from powerful Typhoon Nesat, which killed at least 21 people and left behind flooded towns, overflowing dams and damage to rice crops across northern Luzon island. [Reuters]
For eight exhausting but spirited hours, opponents and supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline sought to sway the Obama administration in a Nebraska hearing as it prepares a final decision on a Canadian pipeline that promises thousands of U.S. jobs but has raised fears of environmental calamity. [Montreal Gazette]