The combination of high heat and humidity cause so-called “danger days” in cities across the country—where the heat index is above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Ten cities across the country are seeing more frequent danger days. (Climate Central)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Major infrastructure projects like roads and bridges, however, take years to build. Without the certainty of long-term legislation, states find it difficult to plan for and undertake these kinds of projects,” wrote Senate Majority Leader McConnell, pitching a long-term transportation funding solution.
Feeling the heat – NASA reports this July was the hottest on record. According to experts, it’s almost a safe bet that 2015 will continue to be the hottest year.
In the clear – Officials monitoring the Animas River and San Juan Rivers for contamination have cleared the rivers in Utah and New Mexico as safe for recreation and drinking water use. (Herald)
Good news, bad news – California’s biggest and most dangerous fire this year is 80 percent contained. In the mean time, another fire has grown enough to burn 20,000 acres in just five hours. (Washington Post)
Ramped up – Experts in Michigan express optimism that the state is poised to meet newemissions standards finalized by the administration recently. (Crain’s Detroit)