News bites: Spotlight on Cuban offshore drilling

The Houston Chronicle reports that “pressure is mounting on the administration to relax a politically sensitive embargo that would prevent U.S. firms from responding swiftly to potential oil spills roughly 50 miles from Florida beaches.”

The New York Times examines the connection between high food prices and climate change.

And the paper also takes on climate change’s effect on coral reefs.

The Miami Herald reports that Gulf tourism ”still pays the price” for last year’s massive oil spill.

Oil prices fell.