Trump’s challenge to fuel-efficient car standards: an uphill battle. Christian Science Monitor

Scott Pruitt’s dirty politics. New Yorker

EPA prepares to roll back rules requiring cars to be cleaner and more efficient. New York Times

EPA instructs its staff to cast doubt on climate science. New York

US utilities look to electric cars as their savior amid decline in demand. NPR

Greenhouse gas emissions rose last year. Here are the top 5 reasons. New York Times

Faced with drought, the pharaohs tried (and failed) to adapt. New York Times

It’s the No. 1 power source, but natural gas faces headwinds. New York Times

‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ sprawling with far more debris than thought. The Guardian