New Orleans levees leave those outside the gates vulnerable. Los Angeles Times

El Salvador in battle against tide of climate change / Rising sea levels and deforestation have destroyed the mangrove crops that villagers depend on to survive. Independent

Louisiana, Coast Guard officials continue feud over BP oil cleanup. New Orleans Times-Picayune

The most solar company In the US is … Walmart? Co.Exist

La. officials close 12 miles of coastline after Isaac washes up tar balls, oil from BP spill hotspot. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Canine conservationists on the move. New York Times

Isaac is latest blow to swampy South Louisiana. New York Times

Drought has Mississippi River barge traffic all choked up. Los Angeles Times

Air Force insists it has Albuquerque fuel issue under control. Los Angeles Times

New Mexico lawmakers challenge Texas water district agreement. Southwest Farm Press

Natural gas woes threaten Mexico. San Antonio Express-News