July was officially the hottest month ever recorded on the planet, as record-breaking wildfires scorched the western US; a record-breaking size of ice calved from a glacier in Greenland; and droughts continued to worsen around the world as climate disruption continues.
The number of indigenous people killed in Brazil in connection to huge development projects is on the rise. These projects are a principal reason that indigenous ancestral lands are not being officially recognized.
Aggie Lane made her neighborhood's pitch on July 11, 2005. Flanked by supporters, she pressed the case for civil-rights claims targeting a county government bent on putting a sewage plant in her largely African-American community.