Fracking has not had big effect on water supply, EPA says while noting risks. New York Times

California Senate passes climate package aiming for 50% renewable power, halving petroleum use. ClimateWire

Drought takes $2.7 billion toll on California agriculture. Climate Central

Appeals court sides with EPA on air pollution limits. Associated Press

In quake-prone Nepal, why solar power is an energy solution. Christian Science Monitor

The 10 billion tons of coal that could erase Obama’s progress on climate change. Motherboard

Heatwave continues in many parts of India, toll rises to 2,005. Times of India

Has the last human trekked to the North Pole? National Geographic News

Inside the war on coal. Politico

California accepts drought water deal with Delta farmers. Sacramento Bee

California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought. Washington Post

Obama recasts climate change as a peril with far-reaching effects. New York Times