In Passing

Gleanings and shorter reports from TCN

May 31, 2015

Analysis finds heaviest downpours more frequent in Texas, 39 other states

Researchers: Texas rains, consistent with El Niño, also “suggest a possible climate change signal, where a warming atmosphere becomes more saturated with water vapor and capable of previously unimagined downpours.”

May 31, 2015 Mosaic

“Sustainability,” in all its variety, is taking root at Texas universities

The concept means different things to different people. Some like it. Some don’t. As the first installment in TCN’s new Mosaic feature, we present a mosaic image of higher-education activities under the “sustainability” flag.

May 31, 2015

Pop quiz: Which Texas president first comes to mind regarding climate change?

Both of the presidents named Bush are worthy answers. Both dealt with climate change in different ways, after all. But the first occupant of the White House to speak out on the issue was another Texan.

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