Weekend Wrap-Up: Heat in the West; President’s Climate Plan
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: Weather was the hot topic for the weekend with news article headlines such as “Southwest Braces for More Sizzling Temperatures” and “Heat Wave: Death Valley hits 128 degrees — or is it 129?”
Also, weekend editorials followed up on the climate change plan unveiled June 25 by President Obama, including “Stuck in Purgatory,” “Climate Protection Needs a Champion” and “Obama Turns to Plan B on Climate Change.” On Saturday, the president’s weekly address was titled “Confronting the Growing Threat of Climate Change.”Introducing AquapediaThe Water Education Foundation made a major announcement June 24 with its introduction of Aquapedia, an interactive online water encyclopedia that provides easy-to-understand factual information on topical water issues. The resource articles are vetted by the Foundation and supplemented with photos, graphics, videos, maps and other online tools. In addition to the resource articles, there’s a water terms glossary, timelines of California water use and how water issues have evolved, a directory of federal and state water agencies and water organizations, and background and context on breaking news found on Aquafornia.com and much more.