Theta: In a move truly on brand for 2020, the Atlantic Ocean broke its record for the all-time busiest hurricane season Monday evening as a new subtropical storm formed and earned the name “Theta,” according to The Washington Post. Theta is the 29th named storm this year, the previous record of 28 named storms was set in 2005. Read the full story.
First meeting: Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, a body Gov. John Bel Edwards created through an Aug. 19 executive order, held its inaugural meeting at the Capitol on Monday. The task force’s chairperson said the group’s effort will be about “leading us away from environmental disaster and economic hardship and towards a better future for our families, our neighbors, and yes, the environment.” Read a rundown of the meeting from Louisiana Illuminator.
Brand expand: Cosmetics store Ulta Beauty today signed a long-term deal with Target Corp to open its own stores at the big box retailer’s locations, Reuters reports. Ulta will have the stores next to Target’s own beauty section, as well as on its e-commerce website, starting next year, with plans to expand to more than hundred locations over time. Read the full story.