Californians cut water use 31.3% in July, crushing governor’s target. San Francisco Chronicle

Wildfire smoke fouls air across Northwest. Reuters

Obama visits Nevada, ground zero for the solar boom, and talks clean energy and climate change. Washington Post

NOAA: July hottest month on record, 2015 could be hottest year. CNN

Attorney hounding climate scientists is covertly funded by coal industry. Intercept

US gives Shell final nod to drill for oil in Arctic. Reuters