Obama administration greenlights Shell drilling off Alaska’s Arctic coast. Washington Post

Recession caused U.S. emissions drop, study says. Climate Central

World mayors at Vatican urge ‘bold climate agreement.’ Associated Press

For G.O.P., Pope Francis’ visit to Congress comes with tensions. New York Times

Come hell or high water: The disaster scenario that is South Florida. Globe and Mail

Here’s why Alaska’s wildfires are really bad news for everyone. Vice News

Record warmth continues to bake US West. Climate Central

Businesses flock to White House in bid to shape power plant regs. Hill

Torrential rains increasing in warming world – study. Reuters

EPA bans a gas that once helped save the ozone layer. Climate Central

California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic. Washington Post

State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules. Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court blocks EPA rule on mercury emissions. Climate Central

Risk of extreme weather from climate change to rise over next century, report says. New York Times

World’s aquifers losing replenishment race, researchers say. New York Times

New report estimates enough natural gas is leaking to negate climate benefits. Guardian