- “California’s Climate Goals May Go Up in Smoke Because of Recent Wildfires” • California blazes are spewing enough carbon into the air to undo some of the good done by the state’s climate policies. What is even worse is that climate-warming compounds will continue to be released by the charred forests long after the fires are extinguished. [Times of San Diego]
- “Airbus Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Sets New Record, Stays Aloft For 26 Days” • An Airbus Zephyr S solar-powered plane took off from Arizona on July 11 and stayed aloft for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes. The plane has a wingspan of 82 feet and weighs a feather-light 165 pounds. Its two propellers were powered by solar panels and batteries. [CleanTechnica]
- “Black Widow Spiders Are Heading North Due To Climate Change” • As the climate change warms, black widow spiders are moving north. Canadian researchers published a report saying that over the past 60 years the northernmost point black widow spiders live has moved north, into southern Canada. They believe this is due to climate change. [Newsweek]
- “Green groups to protest Canadian, New England leaders’ meeting in Stowe” • Vermont environmental groups will protest at the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers conference in Stowe, starting August 12. The 350Vermont and the Sierra Club are among those saying regional leaders have done little to stem climate change. [vtdigger.org]
- “Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million as jury rules weed-killer caused man’s cancer” • A jury ruled that Monsanto was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding $289 million in damages. The jury found that the company had “fought science” and had neglected to warn him of the dangers of its product, Roundup. Monsanto said it will appeal. [The Guardian]
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