9th June - Today's News: 1st Hurricane of Season Forms in Pacific
Hurricane Aletta becomes the first major hurricane in the Western Hemisphere in 2018; second system to follow - Aletta does not pose any risk to land.
But reseach shows hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news
In parts of Scotland it's the ‘worst year ever’ for midges is leaving people ‘prisoners in their homes’ - though fortunately I encountered very few when in the Cairngorms last month - whilst in the US, there are so many that a massive cloud of midges shows up on weather radars in Ohio as they swarm Lake Erie
There's been a key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air