TCN Journal | The blog of Texas Climate News | June 2012

Strongly rebuking Texas and other challengers, a federal appeals court declared the EPA’s finding that climate-altering gases are dangerous to human health and the environment and its regulation of their emissions “are neither arbitrary nor capricious.”

An industry report showed solar installations in Texas eclipsed by 14 other states. But San Antonio’s dedication of a new solar complex was a reminder of its public utility’s commitment to sun-powered electricity production.

Nationally, it was the warmest spring since 1895; January-through-May was the warmest such period ever; the 12 months ending May 31 were the warmest consecutive 12 months ever, and last month was the second-warmest May.