Four years later, New Orleans’ Green makeover. Time

Company aims to build biorefinery in N.M.’s Luna County. Silver City Sun-News

Warming threatens struggling species’ survival: New Mexico’s endangered animals face another hurdle as temperatures rise. Santa Fe New Mexican

Corps will not direct coastal panel/Obama to appoint group to oversee restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

UNM greases the wheels with biofuel. UNM Daily Lobo

Tulsa County buildings to get energy audit. KOTV

Authors still documenting impact of Hurricane Katrina. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Unveiling a plastic bag ban in Mexico City. New York Times

Forum looks at polluter penalty. Baton Rogue Advocate

N.M. oil patch workers protest climate bill. KRQE

Mexico hit by lowest rainfall in 68 years. Reuters

Tour to benefit sustainable Tulsa. Greater Tulsa Reporter

State officials prep for hurricane-flu combo. WDSU

Sen. Mary Landrieu pushes to lift ban on drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Lafourche residents alerted to storm-surge dangers. Thibodaux Daily Comet

U.S. and Mexico to work on border conservation. Reuters

Melancon: Costly trip worthwhile, no vacation. Baton Rouge Advocate

Entergy builds concrete barrier around Taft nuclear plant. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico aims to bring CO2 cut plan to climate talks. Reuters

Vital La. oil port left vulnerable to hurricanes. Associated Press

Recycling trash to electricity idea has residents nervous. New Orleans Times-Picayune