TOP STORIES: 4.4

US NEWS

Denver Post – Feds project climate change will double wildfire risk in forests

Wapo – Bill Burton: Keystone polls won’t influence Obama

Wapo – The Keystone XL Pipeline and its politics, explained

LAT – L.A. officials irate over arsenic emissions

Grist – The drought is drying up all our ethanol

WSJ – State Gas Taxes Head Higher 

LAT – Fox News declares death of green cars, says gas guzzlers rule

Wapo – Has Tesla made electric cars affordable? Not exactly.

INT’L NEWS

Climate News Network – Least developed countries agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU Observer – Economic crisis helping EU to fight global warming

Guardian – Amazon tribe threatens to declare war amid row over Brazilian dam project

FT – Fuel efficiency drive focuses on engines

WSJ – Battery Fires Don’t Frighten Car Makers 

OPINION

LAT Oped – Dr. James Hansen – Keystone XL: The pipeline to disaster

LiveScience Oped – Nancy Colleton – As Weather Changes, Forecasts Lag

Politico Oped – DENNIS MCGINN – More renewables for states

LAT Oped –  William Alley and Rosemarie Alley – San Onofre’s Other Problem

Nat. Review Oped – Patrick Brennan – How to Pretend an Electric Car Is a Good Idea

TOP STORIES: 4.3

US NEWS

Wapo – The public’s interest in climate change is waning

Wapo – Earth warmest in thousands of years? Controversy over new hockey stick

NYT – Pipeline Spills Stir New Criticism of Keystone Plan

WSJ – U.S. Oil Exports Get a Second Look 

Guardian – Poll asking voters about conspiracy theories reveals alarming beliefs – including 37% believing global warming to be a hoax

WSJ – Poll: Americans’ Top Conspiracy Theories, Revealed 

Bloomberg – EPA Proposes to Revise Industry Potentials for Global Warming Under Reporting Rule

NYT – Treatment Plant for Waste in Nuclear Cleanup Has Design Flaws, Panel Says

AP – Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks Could Explode, Agency Warns

INT’L NEWS

Wapo – World Bank chief says global warming threatens the planet and the poorest

Guardian – Climate change making extreme events worse in Australia – report

WSJ – Rio Tinto Seeks to Sell Australia Coal Stakes

NYT – Fatal Landslide Draws Attention to the Toll of Mining on Tibet

Vancouver Sun – B.C. Liberals set to announce five-year carbon tax freeze

Bloomberg – U.K. Steelmakers, Farms Agree to Boost Energy Efficiency

OPINION

Wapo Jonathan Bernstein Column – President Obama should talk about climate change. A lot.

WSJ Oped – Merrill Matthews – About Those Tax Breaks for Big Oil . . . 

Wapo Ed Rogers Column – Voters are cool and the planet is too

Guardian Andrew Simms Column – UK rewards polluters and locks up people who want to save the planet

NYT Analysis – Matt Wald –  News Analysis: Emissions Rules Put Alternative-Fuel Vehicles in a Bind

NYT Ltr – Bob Fri – Invitation to a Dialogue: Action on the Climate

TOP STORIES: 4.2

US NEWS

NYT – Climate Maverick to Quit NASA

Wapo – James Hansen, climate activist, is retiring from NASA

WSJ – As Big Drillers Move In, Safety Goes Up

Wapo – Will a new pipeline spill affect the administration’s Keystone XL decision?

WSJ – Pipeline in Spill to Be Dug Up 

Deep Sea News – Climate Change and Hurricanes, Good for Squid?

Reuters – Tesla expects first-quarter profits after strong demand for Model S

INT’L NEWS

NYT – Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China

Wapo – European industry flocks to U.S. to take advantage of cheaper gas

The Australian – Carbon tax will force jobs offshore: Rusal chief warns 

Guardian – Climate change and the curriculum: teachers share their views

FT – Russia gears up for shale boom

OPINION

Daily Beast Opinion – Winthrop Roosevelt on the Oil Boom that Threatens His Great-Great-Grandfather’s Legacy 

WSJ – Oped – PATRICK JENEVEIN – Wind-Power Subsidies? No Thanks. 

WSJ Ed – A Tale of Two Oil Spills, Greens fret over pipeline leaks but are mute about train derailments.

IHT Column – CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE- Canada’s Latest Climate Change

Daily Climate Opinion – Steve Pomerance – Natural gas – the “transition fuel”

Globe & Mail – Paul Heinbecker Column – It’s not just the drought treaty. Canada is vanishing from the United Nations

TOP STORIES: 4.1

US NEWS

Wapo – Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks ‘a few thousand’ barrels of crude oil in Arkansas

Reuters – Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines

LAT – Oil town hopes for a boom in jobs from California’s Monterey Shale

AP – New England plan to buy renewable power as a region is held up by patchy rules

INT’L NEWS

Nature – Global warming expands Antarctic sea ice 

Reuters – Global warming means seas freeze more off Antarctica: study

Guardian – Earth-cooling schemes need global sign-off, researchers say

NYT –  Israel Taps an Offshore Natural Gas Field

AP – More Caribbean nations in hunt for offshore oil amid fears that a spill would devastate region

FT – UK businesses warn on emissions tax

Daily Mail – Researchers predict dramatic boost in trees and shrubs due to global warming

OPINION

Wapo Ed – New EPA rules on tailpipe emissions will save lives

NYT Oped -THOMAS HOMER-DIXON- The Tar Sands Disaster

Guardian  Ed – Civilisation and the environment: ashes to ashes

HuffPo Oped – James Hansen – Doubling Down on Our Faustian Bargain

NYT Dot Earth – Revkin – Fresh Thoughts from Authors of a Paper on 11,300 Years of Global Temperature Changes

TOP STORIES WEEKEND EDITION: 3.30-3.31

US NEWS

CBS Evening News – Great Lakes Drought has Ripple Effect on Auto Industry

Climate Central – From 2012 to 2013, March Blows Hot, Then Cold

ieee Spectrum – Residential Solar Power Heads Toward Grid Parity

Associated Press – Dust Storm Hastens Snowmelt in Idaho Mountains

Sun Sentinel – Moderate Drought Spreads Across Most of South Florida

Wapo – Will driverless cars solve our energy problems — or just create new ones?

NYT – Climate change might spell disaster for figs, fig wasp

24/7 Wall Street – 7 States Running Out Of Water

NYT – Oil Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas

AP – Crews Clean up After Oil Pipe Ruptures in Arkansas

NYT – As OSHA Emphasizes Safety, Long-Term Health Risks Fester

AP – After 17 years, proposed $800M Wyoming power plant faces skepticism it’ll ever be built

INT’L NEWS

Slate – Solar Power in Germany: How a Cloudy Country Became the World Leader in Solar Energy

Associated Press – Europe’s Freezing Easter and Global Warming

The Australian – Twenty-year Hiatus in Rising Temperatures has Climate Scientists Puzzled

Voice of America – Scientists say Climate Change, Dams Threaten Mekong Livelihoods

NYTimes – Cost of Environmental Damage in China Grows Rapidly Amid Industrialization

Smithsonian – Greenland’s Glaciers are Hemorrhaging Ice

Observer – A glorious winter, but the Alps face a warmer world – bringing huge change

Slate – Can You Have Too Much Solar Energy?

NYT – Short of Money, Egypt Sees Crisis on Fuel and Food

AP – With natural gas discoveries, Israel faces geopolitical tangle on its way to self-sufficiency

OPINION

The Daily Beast – Eugene Linden – Climate Change is Here, Ready or Not. So What Now?

LiveScience – Marlene Cimons – Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Rockford Register Star (IL) – Pat Cunningham – Paradoxically, You Can Blame Global Warming for the Lingering Winter Weather

HuffPo Op-Ed – Bob Burnett – Keystone XL Pipeline: 3 Key Questions

HuffPo Op-Ed – Jamie Rappaport Clark – A Roadmap for Resilience: New Strategy is Serious about Adaptation

Wapo Ed – Stop the fossil-fuel subsidies

The Star Ledger Ed – FEMA’s climate change denial

Yomiuri Shimbun Ed – Solar power purchase price remains too high

Lexington Herald Leader Oped – Bob Inglis – 

Old plays won’t save coal but a carbon tax could

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oped – Michael Vickerman – False picture on renewable energy

Telegraph –  Emily Gosden Column – Carbon levy will be a ‘stealth poll tax’ on energy 

TOP STORIES: 3.29

US NEWS

WaPo – Obama Administration Moves Ahead with Sweeping Rules Requiring Cleaner Gasoline

Guardian – Americans Believe in Climate Change Risks but Won’t Pay to Fix Them – Survey

LATimes – Nobody is Delcaring Drough in California, But …

Austin American-Statesman – Drought Worsens in Central Texas, Threatening Water Supplies

Climate Central – Drought Has Stranglehold on West; Southeast See Relief

INT’L NEWS

The Economist – Climate Science: A Sensitive Matter

NYTimes – Oil Giants Invest Heavily in Exploration Near Shetlands

New Scientist – Europe to be Battered by Sandy-Style Superstorms

 Climate Central – Two Key Climate Concepts Are ‘Misunderstood’ 

Climate Central – New Process May Make Renewable Energy Reliable at Last

OPINION

NYTimes Editorial – Malicious Obstruction in the Senate

Climate Progress – Joe Romm – Cruz Gets Senate to Censor Innocuous Mention of ‘Changes of Climate’ in Resolution for International Women’s Day

NY Daily News Op-Ed – Ed Randell – Why Cuomo Must Seize the Moment on Hydrofracking

TriplePundit – IMF Recommends Ending Energy Subsidies to Fight Climate Change

HuffPo Op-Ed – Sierra Club’s Michael Brune – Who Needs Congress?

TOP STORIES: 3.28

US NEWS

Climate Central – Climate Change is Increasing Seasonal Allergies

USAToday – How Climate Change Threatens Seas

Inside Climate News – With Drought Season Off to a Bad Start, Scientists Forecast Another Bleak Year

AP – Promises, Promises: Obama’s Campaign Pact with the People Contains IOUs that now come due

Seattle Times – Sen. Doug Ericksen says Governor’s Climate Change Bill not really about Climate Change

INT’L NEWS

Guardian – Ecuador Auctions off Amazon to Chinese Oil Firms

WaPo – IMF: Want to Fight Climate Change? Get Rid of $1.9 Trillion in Energy Subsidies

Climate Central – Why the Globe Hasn’t Warmed Much for the Past Decade

NYTimes – Parks of Low Country are now Quake Country

U.S. News – Buzzkill? How Climate Change Could Eventually End Coffee

OPINION

The Scientist – Michael Mann – My Life as a Target

NYTimes Op-Ed – Gail Collins – Colling on Warming

Quartz Op-Ed – Todd Woody – Forget Climate Change, Now we have to Worry about Fracking

Arizona Daily Start Ed – A Breakthrough Brings Balanced Rules for Fracking

HuffPo – William Becker – A National Security Pipe Dream, Part I