Greetings and welcome back to another roundup of today’s noteworthy news, notably compiled after Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos successfully returned from a 10 minute ride to the edge of space. Earthside, massive (unrelated) wildfires are causing chaos across North America from Oregon all the way to Toronto.
Here’s what you need to know today:
The U.K.’s infrastructure is buckling under extreme heat
The United Kingdom declared its first-ever extreme heat warning yesterday, as temperatures hit record highs across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. While the 88-degree Fahrenheit highs of Northern Ireland and 86 degree highs seen in London might not sound like much to American readers, the
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