July 2019 was Earth’s warmest month on record. Here in Atlanta, you have to go back to April of 2018 to find the last month where Atlanta’s temperatures were below normal.
Weekly Links: After three deaths, is Atlanta taking a cue from Athens on e-scooters? Plus, just a reminder that Georgia and Florida still have a Water Wars case pending in the US Supreme Court (this story won’t end).
Weekly Links: Minnesota will pay people to make their yards more pollinator-friendly, the Supreme Court will decide if Georgia can copyright its laws, and the southeastern hurricane shield may be coming to end.
The Georgia Legislature once again tried to resurrect the idea of re-drawing the state’s northern border to gain access to more water. This time the governor wisely rejected the idea.
Weekly Links: Georgia becomes the 42nd state to ban retaliatory evictions while NOAA reclassified last October’s Hurricane Michael to make it only the 4th category 5 hurricane to hit the U.S.
Now that the first part of the 2019-2020 Georgia Legislative Session has ended, here’s a rundown of a few things that did and did not pass.
Weekly Links: Georgia lawmakers are getting serious about taxing Uber and Lyft to pay for transit. Also, when more women are included in the map-making process, maps end up better reflecting communities. And, Oregon imposes the first state-wide cap on rent increases.
Weekly Links: Using tweets and parking meter data, researchers found a high economic cost of ever increasing “sunny day” flood events. Plus, we’re again reminded that ridesharing causes more congestion. And, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes a blow to civil asset forfeiture.