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  1. Briefly From OZY: Mo-Joe, Portuguese Storm and Tree Power

    Know This: New polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading a crowded field of potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, while 46 percent of Americans believe President Trump will win a second term. Hurricane-force winds have uprooted trees and left 300,000 homes without power in Portugal. And state inspectors have found the bodies of 11 infants in a hidden chamber in a shuttered funeral home in Detroit.

    Watch This: “Some parts look like someone literally came down with a hammer and smashed some of those homes and buildings.” — a reporter flying with Coast Guard rescue crews picking up Hurricane Michael survivors.

    Smart Growth: “The smaller down in scale we go, I thought it would be harder and harder to identify these climate responses … These smaller forest losses still do have big impacts.” — climate scientist Abigail Swann, on how new research indicates that plants are a more powerful tool against global warming than previously understood.

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