9th July - Today's News: Deadly Storm Strikes NY State
Mother, daughter among 4 dead in central N.Y. storms but was the storm that struck central New York a tornado?
'Tornado' spotted over Swansea as parts of Britain saw more storms - we had just 0.5mm of rain in thunder-free Evesham, but hailstorm blankets suburban street as torrential downpour brings flash floods to the south
In Australia, three states prepare for extreme weather as deep low pressure system delivers Arctic conditions
Pollution warning as 2014 set to be Scotland's second warmest year - according to Friends of the Earth. It is, of course, far too early to early to say for sure how the next 5 months might pan out .... But warm year for the whole of Britain does look very likely.
Logging and burning cause the loss of 54 million tons of carbon a year in Amazonia - though that's less than a 10th of the UK's annual carbon emissions (~570m tons per year)
And I am pleased to say that I was amongst the first to write raising objections over planned wind farm in 'unique landscape' - and to point out that it would be visible not only from dozens of hills across a vast area, but from from both the West Highland railway and the A82 across Rannoch Moor.