Warm spring may mean drought and wildfires in West. National Geographic Daily News

Heat wave bakes West, wets marks & hits high note of 113. Climate Central

Mississippi Public Service Commission approves coal-fired power plant. Associated Press

Inside Mexico’s climate revolution. BBC

Spilled BP oil lingers on Louisiana coast. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Regulatory overhaul may be Gulf oil spill’s legacy. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Investigation: Two years after the BP spill, a hidden health crisis festers. Nation

In time of drought, Mexico’s Tarahumara turn to tradition. New America Media

Gulf of Mexico oil spill researchers look into effects on wildlife, ways to improve response. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Wetlands: Mississippi Delta is at risk, but restoration will create jobs and stimulate the economy – report. ClimateWire

Vertical gardens in Mexico a symbol of progress. New York Times

2011 Mississippi River flood recovery is still under way. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tulane University geologists chronicle acceleration in sea-level rise. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Thousands of dolphins dying in Gulf waters. Discovery News

March 2012 warmest on record for Oklahoma. Associated Press

Developers must spend too much to mitigate for wetlands loss, agency members are told. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mississippi allows Southern Co. to continue building coal plant. Reuters