"June 11 News: Colorado Wildfire Sweeps 20,000 Acres; 20 Inches Of Rain Causes Floods In Florida"
The High Park fire swept across 20,000 acres with a roar and by Sunday had destroyed at least 18 structures, forced hundreds to flee and spewed smoky plumes that turned the sun blood red and blotted out the Rockies. [Denver Post]
Floodwaters from torrential rains damaged homes and closed roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, cutting power to the county jail and sending residents to emergency shelters as the area braced for additional rains Sunday. [Associated Press]
For American presidents, protecting the country’s last wild places has long been a matter of legacy. President Obama’s record remains largely unwritten. [Washington Post]
The Renault electric Zoe, part of a range of electric cars the French company has to offer has just broken a record, 994.19 miles in 24 hours. [Torque News]
A new analysis highlights the enormous exposure the U.S. has to storm surge-related impacts, which is one of the most significant hazards posed by a land-falling hurricane. [Climate Central]
The doomsday scenario for global warming is as chilling as ever, but in the shadow of economic meltdown there are fears that Rio+20 will just be a talking shop. [The Scotsman]