Hurricane Katrina anniversary prompts call to action on climate change. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Local economies slow with Fayetteville Shale drilling lag. Associated Press

Plaquemines after Hurricane Isaac: A year later, residents redefine what home means. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Oil spill makes an unlikely gadfly out of famous conservative. EnergyWire

Arid Southwest cities’ plea – lose the lawn. New York Times

Climate change softens up already-vulnerable Louisiana. USA Today

Ark. spill victims on ‘wrong’ side of fence left to fend for themselves. Arkansas Times

New Mexico is the driest of the dry. Los Angeles Times

How wildfires are threatening the West. Rolling Stone

Once resilient, trees in the West now more vulnerable to fires. NPR

NM power line proposal raises concerns at White Sands Missile Range. Texas-New Mexico Newspapers

Please do feed the bears? New Mexico groups debate whether to step in during drought. Associated Press

Natural habitats give important protection. Thibodaux Daily Comet