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July 22, 2019 Air travellers may have to pay carbon charge to offset emissions

Source: The Guardian

Air passengers may have to pay an extra “carbon charge” on flights as part of a government initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle the climate crisis.

July 22, 2019 ‘It never stops’: US farmers now face extreme heat wave after floods and trade war

Source: CNBC

Now, farmers face another hurdle: a stifling heat wave that’s spreading across the United States and is expected to be the worst in the farm regions, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

July 19, 2019 Heat Wave Blankets Much Of The U.S. This Week

Source: NPR

Dangerously hot weather is hitting most of the U.S. this week, the National Weather Service says. Temperatures are expected to soar across the Central and Eastern United States. The heat wave is covering the Central Plains from...

July 19, 2019 Carbon calculator: how taking one flight emits as much as many people do in a year

Source: The Guardian

Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found.

July 19, 2019 California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

Source: The Atlantic

On a hot July evening last year, a rancher tried to use a hammer and stake to plug a wasp’s nest. The hammer slipped, a spark flew, and a patch of dry grass ignited, according to the Los Angeles Times. Within minutes, the brush...

July 18, 2019 A Brutal Heat Wave Is Descending on the U.S.—and Blackouts May Ensue

Source: Slate

Temperatures are predicted to continue rising throughout the week, with the Midwest experiencing its hottest temperatures on Friday, and the East seeing the worst of it on Saturday or Sunday. According to the Washington Post, the...

July 18, 2019 Precision or persuasion? The science of communicating environmental crises

Source: The Hill

The reality is that media outlets are failing to cover, highlight and contextualize news about environmental crises, like climate change, in ways that support and build the capacity of readers to understand the issue and its...

July 17, 2019 The Environmental Cost of Amazon's Prime Day

Source: Eco Watch

The demand for faster and faster delivery times reveals the dark side of summertime's Black Friday. And, it's not just Amazon getting in on the action and promising absurdly quick deliveries. Walmart, eBay and Target are all...

July 17, 2019 Greenland’s Superfast ‘Ice Slides’ Could Be Bad News for Climate Change

Source: Live Science

reenland's ice sheet is sliding way more than previously thought, according to a new study. This means that the ice sheet can change faster in a warming climate, a group of researchers reported July 10 in the journal Science...

July 17, 2019 Half of the country will see temperatures of 95 degrees or higher over the next seven days

Source: CNN

Nearly half of the US population will see temperatures of at least 95 degrees over the next seven days, according to meteorologists.

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