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 

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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

COMMUNITY MONITORING: Agriculture and Action Sports

AGRICULTURE

Fremont Tribune- Drought contributes to climate change debate

Daily Democrat- Climate change experts debate effects on agriculture at UC Davis.

The Sanford Herald- Farming Conference at Central Carolina Community College Chatham County Campus focuses on climate change.

Farm and Dairy- Letter: Climate change article irrational

ACTION SPORTS

Phys.org- Germination of alpines: Climate change could shift the timing of seed germination in alpine plants.

Boston.com Ski Guru blog- This ski season versus last- night and day

Christian Science Monitor- How will climate change affect the Himalayas? Scientists trek to find out.

TOP STORIES: 3.27

US NEWS

LAT – Federal plan aims to help wildlife adapt to climate change

USAT – U.S. seeks land conservation to adapt to climate change

NYT – State Tells Investors That Climate Change May Hurt Its Finances

Bloomberg – New York State Cites Climate Change as Risk to Bond Investors

Wapo – Awkward! Keystone opponent to host Obama fundraiser in SF next week

NPR Texas – A Different Kind of Climate War: Global Warming and National Security

NYT – New Mexico Farmers Seek ‘Priority Call’ as Drought Persists

Wapo – EPA report: More than half nation’s  rivers in poor shape

INT’L NEWS

NBC News – Arctic change reverberates around globe, experts say

LAT – Arctic ice loss may drive extreme weather patterns

Wapo – Arctic sea ice reaches winter maximum, 6th lowest on record

IBT – Arctic Sea Ice Reaches High Point For The Year; Now Comes The Melting Season

NYT – Parts of Low Country Are Now Quake Country

Guardian – Key Cameron adviser blocks climate change from G8 agenda

Reuters – Rare Australian possum could be continent’s first climate change victim

Guardian – Nuclear-free future not an option for UK energy strategy, says chief adviser

Climate News Network – UK Government Is Warming to Nuclear Power

Guardian – Scottish government approves windfarm opposed by Donald Trump

OPINION

WSJ Ed – The Keystone Converts 

Telegraph Oped – Ed Davey – Tackling climate 

change doesn’t cost the Earth

NYT – Op-Doc -ITAI KESHET In Japan A Portrait of Mistrust

Nat Geo Opinion – Jenifer Pitt – As Climate Change Reduces Colorado River Communities Must Prepare

Wichita Eagle Oped -John Feehery Don’t delay Kansas’ renewable-energy revolution

TOP STORIES: 3.26

US NEWS

Wapo – The biggest fight over renewable energy is now in the states

Guardian – US shale gas to heat British homes within five years

Politico – Climate change activists’ hope springs eternal

Fox – How global warming is making allergies worse

Green Tech Media – Numbers From the War on State Renewables Standards

WSJ – DOT Proposes $1.7 Million Fine for Exxon Spill

INT’L NEWS

Guardian – Scientists link frozen spring to dramatic Arctic sea ice loss

Telegraph – World faces decades of climate chaos, outgoing chief scientific adviser warns

Australian – Greens slam merger as symbolic retreat on climate change

FT – China improves low-carbon competitiveness

Bloomberg – Two Miles of Sea Covers Big Oil’s Next-Generation Field

Guardian – Easter eggs rated by palm oil use

OPINION

NYT Oped – Nancy Folbre – Our Carbon, Our Climate, Our Cash

LAT – Jon Healey Column – Carbon tax? No thanks, says Senate 

CSM Oped – Charles Kennedy – Did climate change cause the Syrian uprising?

Grist Opinion – David Roberts – Can we shift to renewable energy? Yes. As to how … 

Huffpo Oped – Francis Beinecke – Senate Spurns Bid to Block Carbon Standards