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News Roundup: Week of July 18

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of July 18, 2022.


Construction continues on and around Wright State University’s main campus, causing several closures. 

Most recently Loop Road, the road adjacent to the Creative Arts Center and Dunbar Library is undergoing construction and will be closed until July 22. A detour is available via parking lots 12-14. 

The tunnel system project is ongoing and causing tunnel route closures. WSU community members using the system may have to take alternative routes when using the tunnels. 

The Colonel Glenn Highway road and pedestrian project is still underway with several lanes blocked and undergoing construction. The project is set to be completed in August. 


The Met Office, the United Kingdom’s weather and climate service, continues to report high temperatures throughout the country.

Temperatures began to rise last week peaking at 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit, on July 19. These conditions beat the previous 2019 UK heat record of 38.7 degrees Celsius, or about 101 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Spain and France are also facing climate challenges with wildfires breaking out in multiple locations on the Spanish-French border. The fires began on July 12 in the South West, Gironde and Landes regions in France, according to the European Commission

6,500 hectares or 16,061 acres were burned in the Landiras Forest with another 3,100 hectares (7660 archers) burned in the La Teste de Buch forest range. 

Spanish and French governments and emergency services are working to put out the fires and assist in damage control. 


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday, July 12. 

The Space Telescope, launched into the atmosphere in December 2021, explores deep space. The images it produces are the deepest and sharpest images of the distant universe according to NASA.

The telescope was also able to produce images of the life and death of new stars, distant galaxies and cosmic cliffs in the Carina Constellation. 

These images will help scientists learn more about the cosmos and in turn Earth and its surrounding galaxy. Images can be viewed on NASA’s social accounts and website.

Jamie Naylor