Marsh fire continues to blanket downtown New Orleans with acrid smoke. New Orleans Times-Picayune

American Indians more affected by climate change. Farmington Daily Times

Oyster population plummets in Louisiana. ABC News

Dispersants used in BP Gulf Oil Spill linked to cancer. Environment News Service

Coast Guard, BP investigating reports of oil at Deepwater Horizon site. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Alligator fat could look good in the gas tank, researchers say. New Orleans Times-Picayune

EPA aims to clean up coal-plant cloud in Four Corners, Navajo Nation. New Mexico Independent

Corps building new seawall in Bay St. Louis. WWL

Why the South’s ‘creeping disaster’ could get a whole lot worse. Time

Records fall during extended heat wave. Climate Central

Southeast a holdout in mandating renewable energy. Associated Press

EPA requires cleanup at NM coal-powered plant. Summit County Citizens Voice

Arkansas offers rebates for natural gas vehicles. Associated Press

EPA rejects Gulf of Mexico dead-zone petition from environmentalists. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Court invalidates NM energy efficiency surcharge. Associated Press

NM board to ponder repeal of greenhouse gas rules. Associated Press

City eyes water plan revamp. Santa Fe New Mexican

Scientists convene to solve Gulf problems. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Las Conchas wildfire declared fully contained. Associated Press

Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ larger than average, but no record. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Power thirsty / Power and water are more interconnected than you might think. Daily Climate

Yucca Mountain commission to recommend that a new site be found for nuclear waste. Washington Post

Coastal restoration discussion focuses on fishery resources. New Orleans Times-Picayune