The new Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, is coming under pressure to make good pre-election promises to rapidly move the state away from fossil fuels.
Since taking office, the Trump administration has offered close to 378 million acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing, which is more acreage than any other administration in history.
The Waorani people of Ecuador have won a historic victory in court protecting half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon from oil drilling.
Is history about to repeat itself? Fourteen years after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and the coast of Louisiana, the region is bracing itself for Tropical Storm Barry.