BP oil spill hastened loss of Louisiana marshes, study says. Washington Post

Goodbye to mountain forests? New York Times

Chesapeake and rival plotted to suppress land prices. Reuters

Dangerous wildfires spread to Colorado tourist centers. Associated Press

Energy-saving solar panels crop up in new Central City homes. New Orleans Times-Picayune

US raises $1.7 billion in Gulf oil leases. MarketWatch

Chesapeake names new chairman. Oklahoman

13,000 Gulf oil spill settlement claims filed in first 2 weeks. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Soil dredged from Mississippi River may be used to rebuild marsh. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Massive NM fire threatens endangered fish. NPR

Predictions differ about size of 2012 “dead zone” in Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans Times-Picayune

State fire costs at $9 million and growing. Las Cruces Sun-News

Vast defenses now shielding New Orleans. New York Times

Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bill directing Gulf oil spill money to coastal restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Southwest tribes struggle with climate change fallout. Indian Country Today Media Network

Southwest drought, climate warming and fuel: an explosive combination for record wildfires. Washington Post

West drought conditions make for ‘tragically historic’ wildfire season. Insurance Journal

Mosquitoes out in New Orleans area in record numbers. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New study projects more frequent fires for the western US. KQED

New Mexico, Colorado fires burn out of control. Associated Press

Cities in Latin America doing more to prepare for climate change than the United States. Latina Lista

Law: Scientists’ qualms about BP spill emails reignite debate on legal privilege. Climatewire

Record high temperatures for New Orleans in 2012. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico: Farmers use traditional knowledge to deal with climate change. IPS

Record NM blaze behaving differently from last year’s fires. Greenwire

Oklahoma sets water conservation goal. New York Times

New Mexico wildfire now a record-setting ‘megafire.’ Climate Central

Record-setting NM fire spreading in all directions. Associated Press

In Louisiana, rising seas threaten Native Americans’ land. PBS

Why Louisiana is sinking. PBS