TOP STORIES: Weekend Edition 1.19-1.20

OPINION

LAT – David Horsey Column – New Western governor sets his sights on climate change solutions

Nat Journal – Ben Schreckinger Column – Can Republicans Warm Up to a Carbon Tax?

Daily Beast Opinion – David Frum – Climate Change Hits the Mississippi River

Forbes Oped – Mindy Lubber – What America’s Oil Boom Looks Like From Space

Grist Oped – Eric Pooley – Why the climate bill failed: It’s not that simple

Minn Star Trib – Ed – Prepare for impact of climate change 

Wapo Ed – A bummer crop of subsidies

Bangkok Post Ed – A call to action on climate change

KC Star – E. THOMAS McCLANAHAN Column – Whatever happens, it’s all ‘climate change’

U.S. NEWS

NYT – Drought Points Up Critical Role of Waterways

Reuters – U.S. Conference Of Mayors Urges Climate Action From President Obama 

Guardian – Whole Foods CEO: ‘climate change is not necessarily bad’

NYT – Regulations on Fracking Are Revised

Guardian – Fracking debate draws Yoko, Lennon and Sarandon to rural battlegrounds

WSJ – U.S. Oil-Production Rise Is Fastest Ever

Grist – Nearly half of new U.S. power capacity in 2012 was renewable — mostly wind

Live Science – Will Climate Change Get Cold Shoulder in Obama’s 2nd Term?

MOJO – The Way Green Groups Are Swooning, You’d Think Ed Markey Is Justin Bieber

The Atlantic – The Agricultural Fulcrum: Better Food, Better Climate

Wapo – Where the U.S. gets its oil imports, in one map

LAT – Environmental group argues against restarting San Onofre plant

SF Chron – Is rebuilding in hurricane zones wise?

INT’L NEWS

Guardian – Amazon showing signs of degradation due to climate change, Nasa warns

CBS News – Severe droughts in Amazon linked to climate change, says study

McClatchy – World Bank looks to battle climate change with better transportation

Bloomberg – Pollution in Beijing Soars for Second Weekend as Smog Returns

CBC – Homemade skating rinks recruited for climate change research

Int’l Biz Times – World Future Energy Summit, WFES: Oil And Renewable Energy – Exxon And Masdar City – Meet In The United Arab Emirates

The Observer – Can oil save the rainforest?

AP – Japan, 140 countries adopt groundbreaking treaty to cut mercury emissions

Times of India – Hit by Chinese competition, Tata Solar to shift focus to engineering, procurement and construction

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