Today’s quick hits, Sept. 1, 2022

Carrots vs. sticks: Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that the administration’s investment in voluntary efforts to reduce ag’s environmental footprint is a better longterm strategy than mandates for farmers. (Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Algae bloom in SF Bay: A toxic algal bloom is killing off “uncountable” numbers of fish in the San Francisco Bay Area, with reports of rust-colored waters, and piles of stinking fish corpses washing ashore. (New York Times)

More extreme heat for CA: A record-breaking heat wave was expected to hit California on Wednesday, bringing temperatures of up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the state’s inland valleys. (Reuters)

With heat comes malaise: Heat is taking a significant toll not just on physical health but also on people’s sense of well-being, a new study shows. (CNN)