Unsurvivable heatwaves could strike heart of China by end of century

The Guardian The most populous region of the biggest polluter on Earth – China’s northern plain – will become uninhabitable in places if climate change is not curbed. Story here.

Extreme global weather is 'the face of climate change' says leading scientist

The Guardian A farm family is isolated by widespread flooding in Saskatchewan, Canada. Circa 2005. PinP photo. Prof Michael Mann declares the impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time.’   Story here.

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

Yale Environment 360 Producing charcoal in the rainforest. By User Kelberul on de.wikipedia  A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest. Story here.

How TransAlta used a university-sanctioned research project to lobby for the coal industry

CBC news Energy giant TransAlta paid the University of Alberta $54,000 to hand-pick one of its researchers to produce a study and other materials it used to lobby the provincial government to try to protect the coal industry, documents obtained by CBC News reveal. Story here.

‘Powerful Evidence’ of Global Warming’s Effect on Seasons Found in Troposphere

EcoWatch Scientists studying the troposphere—the lowest level of the atmosphere—have found "powerful evidence" that  climate change  is altering seasonal temperatures. More here.

Sahara dust may make you cough, but it's a storm killer

Texas A&M University The bad news: Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa -- totaling a staggering 2 to 9 trillion pounds worldwide -- has been almost a biblical plague on Texas and much of the Southern United States in recent weeks. The good news: the same dust appears to be a severe storm killer. More here.

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

The Guardian Sweden worst hit as hot, dry summer sparks unusual number of fires, with at least 11 in the far north. More here.