Extreme heat continues to plague South Central states. Climate Central

Researcher: Big drought means smaller ‘dead zone.’ Associated Press

Oklahoma foresters warn of rising danger of wildfires. Associated Press

Oklahoma drought is intensifying across state, report shows. Associated Press

Mexico’s climate law to face challenge under new president. Reuters

BP, contractor missed the big hazard issues in Gulf oil spill, board says. Associated Press

Nation has large stake in protecting Louisiana from storms, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Peabody to boost exports from Gulf Coast as Pacific Northwest terminal plans stall. ClimateWire

Native American town in New Mexico struggling to recover from wildfire. Reuters

US geoengineers to spray sun-reflecting chemicals from balloon. Guardian

Saltwater wedge moving up the Mississippi River. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Latin America’s climate conundrum. Global Post

North American environmental officials share briefings on community concerns. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Oklahoma, Arkansas fear repeat of 2011 drought. CBS News

Chihuahua: Where the rain doesn’t fall any more. Independent

The worst wildfire season in decades is causing significant environmental damage. Washington Post

Louisiana won’t get as much in Gulf oil spill fines as officials hoped. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Dead zone pollutant grows despite decades of work. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BLM, Forest Service agree to revise massive Western energy corridor. Energy Wire

President Obama set to sign transportation bill with money for coastal restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Long, hot summer: West’s wildfires feed off drought, heat and wind. Los Angeles Times

Bacteria levels make some Louisiana beaches dicey, environmental group warns. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New offshore leasing plan focuses on development in already-explored Gulf waters. Houston Chronicle

‘Epic dryness’ feeding Western wildfires. USA Today

Can Mexico and Brazil join forces on climate change? Reuters