Court backs EPA on emissions rules for greenhouse gases. New York Times

Midwest’s dry spell threatens to intensify. Wall Street Journal

Rio+20 Earth Summit results in nonbinding declaration with moderate goals. Washington Post

Sea rise faster on East Coast than rest of globe. Associated Press

California faces more serious risk of sea level rise than other areas. San Jose Mercury News

Heat wave blankets Northeast for 2nd day. Reuters

A global shift toward obesity has serious climate consequences – study. ClimateWire

Interior needs to strengthen fracking rules: lawmakers. Reuters

Injection wells: The poison beneath us. ProPublica

Diplomats agree on weak text for Rio+20 green summit. Reuters

Duluth washed out by torrential rain. Minneapolis Star Tribune

EPA won’t curb greenhouse gases from ships, off-road trucks. Bloomberg

The melting north. Economist

Rio+20: Economic growth at core of summit. Climate Central

Global warming’s evil twin threatens West Coast fishing grounds. Christian Science Monitor

EPA to tighten national soot standards. Washington Post

Hydrofracking under Cuomo plan would be restricted to a few counties. New York Times

US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas. Associated Press

California torn over how to spend cap-and-trade riches. Inside Climate News

NC Senate approves sea-level rise bill. Wilmington StarNews

Thinner Arctic ice sparks massive algae bloom. NPR

Greenhouse gases largely to blame for warming oceans: scientists. Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk. Associated Press

Report: Storm surge could cost US hundreds of billions. Climate Central

Rio+20 Earth summit’s leaked draft reveals chaos among countries. Guardian

Four major heat records fall in stunning NOAA report. Climate Central

For litany of US cities, 2012 temps are unprecedented. Climate Central

NC Senate panel rejects sea level rise warning. Associated Press

Will natural gas kill the electric car? TPM

Rio Earth Summit nears as scientists warn planet faces grave threats. Washington Post

New cars in Europe will have to cut carbon emissions by a third. Guardian

Gas industry tries to ease fracking worry. Wall Street Journal

Climate change threatens power output, study says. New York Times

Are we nearing a planetary boundary? New York Times

Emissions fell under cap and trade program, report says. New York Times