Plants are freaking out about climate change: Their timing for flowering and leafing is even more off than climate models predicted.

Also, species extinction could be a major driver of climate change and keep the environment from producing awesome resources like … food.

South Korea’s parliament approved a cap-and-trade plan. Kenya and Peru are also working on climate change laws.

A judge granted BP preliminary approval of its plan to settle Deepwater Horizon claims. The company could pay out nearly $8 billion to settle private claims for injury or economic loss from the spill.

In November, California voters could choose to require labeling of GMO foods.

Greenpeace has been busy. Activists boarded an icebreaker for the second time in a week and dropped a smoke bomb on a French nuclear plant.