Germany dims nuclear plants, but hopes to keep lights on. New York Times

Plan for Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline moves forward. Washington Post

Climate-change scientist cleared in closing of US data-altering inquiry. Bloomberg

Climate cycles linked to civil war, analysis shows. Guardian

Across the globe, solar power just keeps getting cheaper. Good

Should the solar power industry expect dark days ahead? Süddeutsche Zeitung via Worldcrunch

Barack Obama bets on next generation of biofuels industry. Guardian

Gas fracking poses serious environmental risks, panel finds. Bloomberg

Administration sets fuel efficiency rules for heavy-duty trucks and buses. Washington Post

Oil sands to raise emissions, Canadian report says. New York Times

China’s nuclear power plans unfazed by Fukushima disaster. Yale Environment 360

First they came for the lightbulbs / The conspiracy theory behind Michele Bachman’s war on energy efficiency. Mother Jones

China aims to become solar powerhouse with new subsidies. Climate Post

Carbon offsets near record low, worst performing commodity. Reuters

Could seawater solve the freshwater crisis? National Geographic Daily News

Beyond carbon dioxide: Study points out other greenhouse culprits. LiveScience

Supercomputers may help predict climate changes locally. McClatchy Newspapers

Energy programs prepare for debt deal pain. Politico

Expiring gas tax may be next battle on the Hill. Politico

Fatal radiation level found at Fukushima Daiichi plant. New York Times

Blistering July heat leaves records smoldering. USA Today

China to reduce carbon intensity by 17% by 2015. China Daily

Fuel efficiency: Will new rules cure US addiction to foreign oil? Christian Science Monitor

Pressure builds on pipeline decision. Living on Earth

Glacier National Park, Montana, and its fading glaciers. New York Times