Unprecedented spate of wildfires incinerates homes in Pacific Northwest. ClimateWire

A double scorcher: June joins May with heat record. USA Today

Death of Australian pollution levy marks first U-turn on climate. Bloomberg

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration, upsetting environmentalists. Dallas Morning News

White House announces climate change initiatives. New York Times

World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments. Guardian

In Las Vegas, climate change deniers re-group, vow to keep doubt alive. Bloomberg

Study: Rich Republicans are the worst climate deniers. Mother Jones

Rolling coal: Conservatives who show their annoyance with liberals, Obama, and the EPA by blowing black smoke from their trucks. Slate

8 summer miseries made worse by global warming, from poison ivy to allergies. National Geographic Daily News

EPA moves to slash methane at landfills and oil wells. Climate Central

ISIS, water scarcity: Is climate change destabilizing Iraq. Slate

Heat record for May broken worldwide. Associated Press

Support for Keystone XL pipeline is almost universal. Washington Post

El Niño 2014: What it is, when it’s coming, and what to expect. Christian Science Monitor

Going vegetarian halves CO2 emissions from your food. New Scientist

Mental well-being will suffer under changing climate, experts say. Climate Wire