"August 14 News: California Governor Blasts Climate ‘Deniers’ Who Have ‘Little Or No Expertise In Climate Science’"
Gov. Jerry Brown often rails against the “declinists” in California, those who argue the state’s best years are behind it. Now, Brown is turning his ire to climate-change “deniers” in a new government-sponsored Web page announced by Brown’s office Monday. [Los Angeles Times]
The government will buy up to $170 million worth of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday as President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to rural voters in Iowa. [Washington Post]
Wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes and threatened hundreds more in several western U.S. states, including Idaho, where an on-duty firefighter was killed by a falling tree. [New York Times]
The United States will suffer a series of severe droughts in the next two decades, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Moreover, global warming will play an increasingly important role in their abundance and severity, claims Aiguo Dai, the study’s author. [Washington Post]
For the third straight month, imports of Chinese solar cells and panels into the United States decreased year-over-year, according to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM). [Renewables Biz]
A designer and manufacturer of solar power mounting systems plans will set up its U.S. headquarters in Shelby, N.C. and create more than 300 jobs at a production and distribution facility. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
The recent examples of extreme weather across China – such as the heavy rain in Beijing last month – have highlighted climate change issues, China’s chief climate change negotiator said on Monday. [China Daily]