Officials in Libya say more than 5,000 people died after the flooding in Derna, and some 10,000 are reported missing. / Reuters

NASA publishes maps from the first space probe designed to measure air quality above North America. / It's Nice That

As climate change fuels the destruction of natural habitats, conservationists emphasize the need to protect animals left without shelter—but recreating habitats isn't easy. / Undark

Kevin McCarthy, House speaker, opens an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. / The Guardian

Related: Why McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry without a vote—and why he can. / The Hill

A simple primer on U.S. et al v. Google, the bipartisan effort to rein in Big Tech. / Wake Up to Politics

A more complicated story about a bitter feud between a bishop in Fort Worth and 10 cloistered nuns. / Slate

The Daily Beast finds over 40 anonymous Twitter accounts allegedly controlled by Barstool Media, laundering "incalculable amounts of copyright-protected sports and entertainment videos." / The Daily Beast

Dozens of unreleased Harry Styles songs leak on underground Discords, and people don't know if they're real or AI-generated. / 404 Media

See also: Would you trust AI to help you forage? / Gastro Obscura

What it's like to lose your tongue and need to re-learn how to swallow. / The Story's Story 

In case you've ever wondered: how the water you flush becomes the water you drink. / The Kid Should See This

Meanwhile, "the Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini is a dark portent of humanity's demise."