Environmentalists seek to overturn plan at Navajo coal plant. Associated Press

Lessons of past disasters helped Mexico sidestep the brunt of a hurricane. New York Times

Warm waters fuel hurricane Patricia’s record strength. Climate Central

The American trees that are electrifying Europe. Climate Central

Mexico planning $46 billion coast-to-coast wind-energy push. Bloomberg

Power line opponents give renewables their Keystone moment. Reuters

Dolphin die-off caused by Deepwater Horizon oil may be ending after five years. Tampa Bay Times

New concern over quakes in Oklahoma near a hub of US oil. New York Times

Louisiana guaranteed $5 billion of $8.8 billion BP natural resource damage payments. New Orleans Times-Picayune

US says BP to pay $20 billion in fines for 2010 oil spill. Reuters

US fines Exxon $2.63 million for Arkansas oil pipeline leak. Reuters

Does optimism have a place in Western water politics? High Country News

As fires grow, a new landscape appears in the West. New York Times

Rising sea levels may limit New Orleans adaptation efforts. ClimateWire

After Katrina, New Orleans’ climate conundrum: Fight or flight? InsideClimate News