Other Reports | February 2011

Rising seas could swamp some Texas cities by 2100. Texas Observer

Groups sue EPA for documents on Texas power plants. Associated Press

Houston group has futurist, green plans for rebuilding Bolivar. Beaumont Enterprise

In State of the City, Leffingwell pushes 2012 referendum. Austin American-Statesman

Mayor to move out of Dish, citing natural gas drilling operations. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas blackouts revive deregulation debate. Texas Tribune

EPA e-mail stirs call for agency documents on Range Resources order. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas town known for refinery pollution does solar. Associated Press

Drilling study finds high pollution levels near Fort Worth schools. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas tax break for natural gas production scrutinized amid budget shortfall. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth must wait and wait for Barnett Shale air quality study. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rotating blackouts could have been prevented, officials say. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

West Texas plant offers energy and pollution solutions. WFAA

Blackout hearings: Angry in Austin. Houston Chronicle

Power plant woes prompt changes. Houston Chronicle

Electric grid operator faces scrutiny from lawmakers, feds. Dallas Morning News (subscription)

Garza: Nuclear power needs to be in Austin’s clean energy mix. Austin American-Statesman

Rio Hondo looks to solar energy. Brownsville Herald

Texas may put surcharge on new vehicles with low fuel efficiency. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Austin clean tech incubator to spread its message. Austin American-Statesman

Texas wind power grows along the Gulf Coast. Texas Tribune

Freeze knocked out coal plants and natural gas supplies, leading to blackouts. Dallas Morning News

Offer to Austin: Swap coal for nuclear power. Austin American-Statesman

Government backs $1 billion plan to make gasoline from wood. New York Times

The rolling chain of events behind Texas blackouts. Texas Tribune

Texas coalition forms to advance clean energy, efficiency. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

City to continue solar power talks. El Paso Times

State report suggests reducing tax breaks on some natural gas drilling. Austin American-Statesman

High-stakes power deal up in the air because of natural gas. Lubbock Avalance-Journal

Mega-drought threat to US Southwest. Nature News

Poll: Westerners wary of climate change action. Associated Press

US scientists examine possible link between dolphin deaths and BP oil spill. Guardian

BP reneges on deal to rebuild oyster beds, repair wetlands, Louisiana officials say. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead. Associated Press

Judge tells government to resume permits for drilling. New York Times

Health study on effects of Gulf of Mexico oil spill revs up. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP workers could have prevented rig accident: commission. Reuters

New Mexico governor takes new approach to environment, energy industry. NewWest

Glaciers atop Mexico volcano likely to vanish soon. Reuters

Miami and New Orleans could lose 10 percent of their land by 2010: study. Fast Company

Barnett Shale technique opening vast oil fields in West. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Ex-astronaut out as New Mexico Energy czar. Los Angeles Times

A new study finds that global warming could dry out the Southwest. Time

Louisiana lawmakers call on BP to pay $15 million to restore oyster habitats. The Hill

Limits to Gulf of Mexico oil spill beach cleanup supported by new scientific report. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf suffered a gas surge, study finds. New York Times

30,000 homes in New Mexico lose gas service. Los Angeles Times

Pollutants may threaten Mexico’s coast: study. Agence France-Presse

Bill to kill greenhouse cap dies in committee. New Mexico Independent

Groups sue over coal impact on San Juan River. Associated Press

Miss. considering bills on carbon storage. Associated Press

Report foresees quick Gulf of Mexico recovery. New York Times

Regulation lax as gas wells’ tainted water hits rivers. New York Times

New report exonerates climate researchers. Associated Press

Jerry Brown’s tough choice: green energy in hard economic times. Christian Science Monitor

Warming, polluted oceans imperil 75 percent of all coral reefs. Environment News Service

‘Green jobs growing in NC, but not fast enough. Asheville Citizen-Times

EPA trims costs to control toxic air pollution. Associated Press

Kentucky split between coal past and clean energy future. SolveClimate

Climate change creates longer ragweed season. Reuters

House votes to block EPA’s global warming power. Associated Press

House votes to cut budget of EPA greenhouse-gas registry. Wall Street Journal

Heavy rains linked to humans. New York Times

Most Americans oppose restrictions on EPA, poll finds. Solveclimate

Thawing permafrost may speed global warming: study. Agence France-Presse

Coal’s hidden costs top $345 billion in US: study. Reuters

Texas Republicans file amendment taking aim at EPA. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Odds stacked against Obama’s clean-energy wager. National Journal

GOP proposes $1.6 billion cut to EPA budget, defends $4 billion in oil subsidies. ProPublica

Revealed: how energy firms spy on environmental activists. Guardian

Extreme weather batters the insurance industry. Reuters

Most companies push sustainability, but usually not for climate reasons — Study. ClimateWire

China readies $1 billion to fight worst wheat drought in 60 years. Guardian

Climate change keenly felt in Alaska’s national parks. Reuters

British businesses told: plan to adapt to climate change or face the consequences. Guardian

Feds fast-track mid-Atlantic offshore wind energy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

House GOP readies bill to prohibit EPA from regulating carbon emissions. Washington Post

Public health groups launching campaign to defend EPA climate rules. The Hill

Amazon drought caused huge carbon emissions. Reuters

Fracking companies injected 32M gallons of diesel, House probe finds. Greenwire

Pacific Northwest warned of climate change dangers. Reuters

Mammoth storm leaves bitter cold, destruction. Associated Press

Powerful cyclone batters Australia’s northeast. Associated Press