- “A Bombshell Report From Closely Followed International Energy Agency” • Climate and policy experts are singing praise of a study released by the International Energy Administration. “Quite amazing,” said one. “Heartening,” said another. And a third one said it is, “one of the most important climate analyses ever published.” [Yale Climate Connections]
- “Lytton, Heatwave Record Village In Canada, Overwhelmingly Burned In Wildfire” • A wildfire burned 90% of the village that recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature the day before, its MP says. Brad Vis said the fire had caused extensive damage to Lytton and to critical infrastructure around it. Jan Polderman, mayor of Lytton, said he expected that little will be left. [BBC]
- “Water Is Disappearing In The West – And Not Just During The Summer” • One of the West’s largest and best water reservoirs is mountain snow. Mountain snowfalls normally stay frozen to late spring, and when the snow melts, the water runs into rivers and fills reservoirs, just in time for the summer heat. But now we are in a snow drought. [CNN]
- “North-West Australian Tidal Power Project In Final Stages Of Federal Environmental Approvals” • Plans to tap into Australia’s biggest tides to generate renewable energy for residents and new industries of Kimberley are expected to receive final approvals in the coming months. The plans have been decades in the making, but a federal go-ahead could come soon. [ABC]
- “Big Oil & Gas Kept A Dirty Secret For Decades. Now They May Pay The Price” • After a century of wielding great power, the US Oil & Gas industry may face a reckoning. An unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the US, aim to hold the industry to account for its environmental devastation for its covering up its damage. [The Guardian]
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