Top: Two policemen watch over the remains of a mobile home park in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Photo: Eric Risberg / AP). Bottom: Efrain Diaz Figueroa sits next to the remains of his sister's house in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Ramon Espinosa / AP).

While Puerto Rico struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria that made landfall over three weeks ago, California has battled disastrous wildfires this week that have killed at least 38 people.

The latest:

California wildfires
Puerto Rico recovery
  • BuzzFeed reports that Puerto Ricans are "being given drinking water from Superfund sites," which could be contaminated with hazardous chemical waste.
  • 34% of Puerto Rico is without access to fresh drinking water, per BuzzFeed.
  • 5,602 people still remain in shelters on the island.
  • There are more than 20,000 military service members and civilian personnel assisting in recovery efforts, per FEMA.
  • Go deeper into Puerto Rico's numbers with Axios' Alayna Treene.

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BP's in the red, slashing its dividend and vowing a greener future

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BP posted a $6.7 billion second-quarter loss and cut its dividend in half Tuesday while unveiling accelerated steps to transition its portfolio toward low-carbon sources.

Why it matters: The announcement adds new targets and details to its February vow to become a "net-zero" emissions company by mid-century.

Women-focused non-profit newsrooms surge forward in 2020

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Women are pushing back against the gender imbalance in media by launching their own news nonprofits and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored.

Why it matters: "The news business is already gendered," says Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th*, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of women, politics and policy.

The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules

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President Trump's crackdown on TikTok suggests that the U.S. government is starting to see the internet more like China does — as a network that countries can and should control within their borders.

The big picture: Today's global internet has split into three zones, according to many observers: The EU's privacy-focused network; China's government-dominated network; and the U.S.-led network dominated by a handful of American companies. TikTok's fate suggests China's model has U.S. fans as well.