- “Europe’s Record Heat Melted Swiss Glaciers” • According to initial findings from the Swiss Glacier Monitoring Network, Swiss glaciers experienced unusually high melt rates during the last two heat waves, which occurred in June and July. The network’s head tweeted that Swiss glaciers lost about 800 million metric tons of ice. [Science Magazine]
- “As Climate Reckoning Arrives Over Agriculture, USDA’s Scientists Face Censorship” • A government climate scientist, who says the Trump administration buried a groundbreaking report he authored, has left the US Department of Agriculture in protest over the “political views” top officials allegedly imposed on his work. [ThinkProgress]
- “July Confirmed As Hottest Month Recorded” • July 2019 has replaced July 2016 as the hottest month on record. This July’s global temperatures marginally exceeded the previous record, according to meteorologists of the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Programme, which analyzes temperature data from around the planet. [CNN]
- “Dominion’s 100% Renewables Tariff Could Kill Virginia’s Retail Choice Ambitions” • Dominion Energy filed an application with Virginia’s State Corporation Commission in May for approval of its 100% renewable energy tariff. That tariff offering would keep other retail electricity providers from competing with 100% renewable options. [Utility Dive]
- “EU Makes A New Bet On Green Hydrogen” • The European Commission has awarded a contract is for the construction of one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. The project partners will work and conduct research to develop an innovative hydrogen demonstration plant in Linz, Austria. [Transmission & Distribution World]
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