From Alaska all the way south down the west coast, July was a hotter than normal month. Extreme temperatures did nothing to help drought conditions in the region. (Climate Central)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“One of the things we're trying to work on with Congress is making sure that we are able to properly fund firefighting efforts, but also that we're engaged in the kind of conservation planning to ensure that we're preventing fires from happening in the first place,” said President Obama at a bill-signing Friday.
New front – The administration prepares to fight climate change on a new front as states and businesses challenge the Clean Power Plan in court. (The Hill)
A decade later – Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the efforts to restore and reinforce area infrastructure to prevent another catastrophe have not lived up to expectations. (New York Times)
It’s electric – Chair of the California Air Resources Board pushes regulations to make all cars in California electric vehicles. (Bloomberg)