- “Drought And Extreme Heat In The US West – The Climate Change Connection” • The American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week, but it is just part of a decades-long drought. Simon Wang, a professor of climate dynamics at Utah State University, commented, “As a meteorologist, of course, this isn’t a surprise.” [Digital Journal]
- “The Fires Of The Past Foretell The Fires Of The Future” • During the past two decades, we Coloradans have gotten used to billowing clouds of smoke over the mountains in summer. But 2020’s fires broke records. They seem to have usher in a whole new and terrifying “normal,” when the fires start before summer, and they stay around in the fall. [Sierra Club]
- “Belgium Court Deems Inadequate Climate Policy A Human Rights Violation” • Climate campaigners claimed a “historic victory” after a Brussels court condemned Belgium for its climate policy that breaches the country’s duty of care and human rights obligations. The verdict from the Court of First Instance followed a six-year legal battle. [EcoWatch]
- “American West is drying out. Things will get ugly” • A depleted Lake Mead illustrates the effects of a drought brought on by climate change. Stories are popping up across the West of possible rationing, coming restrictions and looming standoffs between farmers and the government over the most precious natural resource. [CNN]
- “The Fully Electric Future Of Landscape Maintenance” • You have probably noticed the electric car ads on television and the news about automakers promising to go all-electric in the next 10 years. You may not have noticed the same thing happening in the world of outdoor landscape maintenance equipment, but it is, and it’s happening faster. [CleanTechnica]
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