Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent. Associated Press

Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain. Reuters

Climate envoys step up pace of work without support from Trump. Bloomberg

At Bonn climate talks, stakes get higher in gamble on planet’s future. New York Times

Ocean pollution: even sea creatures in the deepest, darkest trenches are full of plastic. Newsweek

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet. CNN

Climate change and water woes drove ISIS recruiting in Iraq. National Geographic

California may reach 50% renewable power goal by 2020 — 10 years early. San Francisco Chronicle