Today’s quick hits, September 7, 2023

South Dakota rejects pipeline: The state’s Public Utilities Commission denied a permit to Navigator Heartland Greenway to build a carbon capture pipeline in five South Dakota counties that would be part of a 1,300-mile network stretching into Illinois. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

USDA-FDA funding vote near: Leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee said the USDA-FDA funding bill for fiscal 2024 will be debated in the Senate “as early as next week.” (Senate Appropriations)

Glowing petunias: A genetically engineered petunia with petals that glow green in the dark can be grown safely in the United States, said USDA regulators in a letter to the the plant’s developer. (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

Tyson tries robot trucks: Tyson Foods and Gatik AI will collaborate on the deployment of autonomous refrigerated box trucks to carry Tyson products from processing plants to distribution centers in northwestern Arkansas. (Tyson Foods)

Hottest summer ever: Last month was the hottest August ever recorded, about 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial averages, and the summer overall has been the warmest on record, said the World Meteorological Organization. (Associated Press)