Would New Orleans levees hold for a second Katrina? Christian Science Monitor

Obama commits to revival of Gulf Coast. Associated Press

Sewage could spawn hurricane protection, wetland growth in New Orleans. National Geographic

Risk-talking rises as oil rigs in Gulf drill deeper. New York Times

Oil spill adds to housing woes for Katrina victims. Shreveport Times

Corps: New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready. Associated Press

Report: Wilderness areas good for economy. Las Cruces Sun-News

Experts: Drilling ban may not be needed any more. Associated Press

Shrimp and Petroleum Fest takes on different, historic meaning this year. Houma Today

After the leak, restoring the Gulf Coast. New York Times

Job losses over drilling ban fail to materialize. New York Times

Bacteria are gobbling gulf oil. Science

Shrimping group wants fishing moratoriums lifted. Baton Rouge Advocate

Gulf residents struggle in aftermath of oil spill. Associated Press

Moratorium job losses haven’t yet materialized. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

BP oil spill disaster could end up working in favor of coastal restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wind turbine plant may spur offshore wind energy development. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Program under way for renewable power generation. Associated Press

Rebuilding New Orleans: Katrina 5 years later. American Public Media

NM Republicans are cool on global warming, climate change legislation. New Mexico Independent

Wind farm planned in southern NM. KOAT

Oil plume is not breaking down fast, study says. New York Times

Sand berm defense against oil from Gulf of Mexico spill gets $60 million financing installment. New Orleans Times-Picayune

NM watchdog group sues to halt plutonium factory. Victoria Advocate

BP pays millions in mental-health aid. Houma Today

BP spill health effects need to be tracked: experts. Reuters

Mexico registers smallest migration of Monarch butterflies in 17 years. Latin American Herald Tribune

On Florida trip, Obama vows to restore oil-hit Gulf. Reuters

Alabama AG sues BP, others over Gulf oil spill. Associated Press

Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust. Reuters

Greenhouse gas cap proposal aired at Santa Fe hearings. New Mexico Independent

Wind turbine will generate power, interest, on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scientists dispute government claims about oil spill. Dallas Morning News

Shrimping season in La. reopens after spill. Associated Press

In La., signs of regrowth seen in oiled marshes. Associated Press

Feds taking closer look at abandoned wells. Thibodaux Daily Comet

President Barack Obama supports directing most BP oil spill penalties to Gulf Coast restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Cleaned of oil, birds return to the wild. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Storm delays BP relief well by 2-3 days. Reuters

Oiled crabs stoke fears spill is tainting food web. Associated Press

Spill investigators want to find undersea evidence. Associated Press

Oil spill enters new phase: restoring the Gulf, learning from the disaster. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Construction of sand berms continues on Louisiana coast. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scientists think Gulf can recover. Associated Press

Do dispersants pose a risk in seafood? New York Times

Report: Only one quarter of oil left in Gulf. Associated Press

Interior official: Drill ban may be lifted early. Associated Press

Judge waiting to consider halting Ark. coal plant. Associated Press

Dead zone as big as Massachusetts along coast of Louisiana and Texas, scientists say. New Orleans Times-Picayune

172 million gallons spilled in Gulf, officials say. Associated Press

Gulf seafood declared safe; fishermen not so sure. Associated Press

Citing tests, EPA says it was wise to use oil dispersant. New York Times

Oiled marshes are growing back, scientists say. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Some oil cleanup activity slowed. Shreveport Times

When will the oil be completely gone? Maybe never. McClatchy Newspapers

Salazar keeps oil drill ban, for now. Associated Press

Gulf of Mexico oil spill is just the latest blow for Delacroix: Part one of four. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf of Mexico has long been dumping site. New York Times