The National Climate Assessment finds that Texas is getting hotter and drier, putting more stress on water resources, farmers and ecosystems. Meanwhile, the state’s environmental agency worries about the “environmental impact of the war on coal.”
Tag Archives: Drought
A new study finds that the oil and gas industry has made very little progress on recycling water from fracking in North Texas’ Barnett Shale.
The amount of water used by frackers in South Texas is increasingly coming into focus—and it’s considerably more than official estimates.
Today, the city of Wichita Falls officially announced unprecedented State 4 drought restrictions, banning almost all outdoor watering, ratcheting up surcharges for overconsumption and prohibiting golf courses from watering with city water, among other rules.
Prop 6 is being pitched as a long-term solution to the growing water supply problems of the state. Is it?
We made a bet long ago that the rains would always come. So we failed to plan. Now the rains have ceased, and the demands are incalculable.
In this episode, we hear how an 8-month Observer investigation of HPD shows that police brutality goes largely unpunished in Houston.
The Observer sits down with State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon to take stock of the drought and discuss the challenges of communicating climate science.
More than ever, the replenishing waters of Mexico’s Rio Conchos are crucial to reviving the Rio Grande and to saving farmers in the Rio Grande Valley.