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Month: August 2022

Heat wave in California, other Western states expected to last until Labor Day : NPR

A child sips water from a bottle under a scorching sun on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Forecasters say temperatures could reach as high as 112 degrees in the densely populated Los Angeles suburbs in the next week as a heat dome settles in over parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty …

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Why even environmentalists are supporting nuclear power today : NPR

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was scheduled to be shuttered in 2025. But California Governor Gavin Newsom now wants to expand its lifespan. Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was scheduled to be shuttered …

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Serena Williams faces Danka Kovinic in first U.S. Open match : NPR

Serena Williams practices before the start of the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 25 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Elsa/Getty Images Serena Williams practices before the start of the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 25 in …

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NASA’s moon mission is on track despite lightning strikes at the launch pad : NPR

Storm clouds roll in over the NASA moon rocket as it stands ready for launch on Pad 39B for the Artemis 1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center, on Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption toggle caption John Raoux/AP Storm clouds roll in over the NASA moon rocket as it stands ready …

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Ukraine and Russia trade blame over threats to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant : NPR

A view of a crater from a night Russian rocket attack is seen in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. Andrii Marienko/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrii Marienko/AP A view of a crater from a night Russian rocket attack is seen in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. Andrii Marienko/AP KYIV, Ukraine — Concern about the potential …

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