Global warming in overdrive: We just had the hottest January ever recorded. Mashable

Court stay may slow, not stop, state carbon-cutting talks. ClimateWire

Two-thirds of the world faces severe water shortages. New York Times

What these Christians are giving up for Lent: Fossil fuels. Washington Post

Unusually warm Arctic winter stuns scientists with record low ice extent for January. Mashable

Climate shifts dramatically upended the lives of prehistoric humans, scientists say. Washington Post

Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport. Associated Press

Zika virus a global health emergency, WHO Says. New York Times

Can the ‘largest cleanup in history’ save the ocean? The Washington Post

Coal slides to new low as source of electricity. Climate Central

California votes to retain system that pays solar users retail rate for excess power. New York Times

Supreme Court backs federal authority in power saving rule. Politico

Climate deal’s first big hurdle: The draw of cheap oil. New York Times