Other Reports | June 2011

Texas’ second oil boom costs precious water. San Angelo Standard-Times

President issues disaster declaration for Texas counties. Dallas Morning News

Most of Texas at highest intensity level of drought. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Exxon cut financing to climate skeptics, group says. New York Times

Dire Texas drought expands, rains this week futile. Reuters

Texas wetland restoration could be model for Gulf. Associated Press

Study: Houston among top 20 ‘green cities’ in North America. Houston Chronicle

Record 236 Texas counties ban outdoor burning. Associated Press

Risk of fire prevents Fourth of July firework events. Daily Texan

Texas-size drought dries up Lake Travis. NPR

Did Exxon-Mobil break its promise to stop funding climate change deniers? Mother Jones

Water-starved town may face draconian restrictions. Texas Tribune

Feds: All of drought-stricken Texas now a disaster. Associated Press

$400 million impact seen from East Texas wildfires. Associated Press

Texas wildfires break out in places not usually threatened. KWTX

How El Paso is beating the worst drought in a generation. Guardian

Parker County couple sues Range Resources in water pollution case. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Proposed coal plant’s water plan stirs debate. Texas Tribune

Some water well owners feel harassed by water-conscious neighbors. Midland Reporter-Telegram

Focus shifts to Texas in bad year for wildfires. Reuters

Drought leads to increased grasshopper population, problems. Mineral Wells Index

Houston lures clean energy companies seeking new home base. SolveClimate News

In Austin, growing water needs – and conservation and As Texas lake levels fall, residents fret. Texas Tribune

San Antonio coal plant to be 1st in Texas to close. Associated Press

San Antonio wins new jobs in clean energy. San Antonio Express-News

20 wildfires rake through drought-plagued Texas. Associated Press

Extreme heat having impact on wildlife. KVUE

Dwindling lakes, growing water demand in Central Texas. Texas Tribune

Water Fall: Austin’s water conservation goals are drying up. Austin Chronicle

Annise Parker ranks top among nation’s mayors for climate protection. Culture Map Houston

Ranchers struggle in drought. Wichita Times Record News

Wind energy company proposes massive leases off South Texas coast. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Midland and Odessa grapple with water concerns. Texas Tribune

Houston’s first half of June the hottest ever by far. Houston Chronicle

LCRA postpones water purchase request from White Stallion until August. Victoria Advocate

Drought threatens Texas oil boom. Bloomberg

Some Texas lawmakers say light bulb bill is bright idea. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

LCRA to consider water deal for power plant. Austin American-Statesman

Drought drinking up West Texas water supply. KERA

Arizona wildfires threaten electric grid supplying West Texas. KUT

The Dallas bike plan passed: Now what? Pegasus News

Eagle Ford crude … destined for export? The Barrel

Post-session, some environmentalists feel they dodged a bullet. Austin American-Statesman

Texas drought continues to set records, no relief in sight. Texas A&M University release

Texas lawmakers OK changes to hurricane insurance. Associated Press

Federal court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Exxon. Associated Press

LCRA general manager to step down July 1. Austin American-Statesman

Greenhouse gas emission rules for vehicles unlawful, Texas official says. Austin American-Statesman

Texas passes bills promoting energy efficiency. Texas Tribune

City faces water woes. Amarillo Globe-News

CenterPoint in power struggle over transmission line plan. Houston Chronicle

City rolls out solar-powered bins downtown. El Paso Inc.

UT Pickle campus’ solar power system billed as Austin’s largest. Austin American-Statesman

Hurricane season’s here, and Texas readiness is in question. Houston Chronicle

Environmental Defense Fund wins motion against White Stallion air permit. Victoria Advocate

New fracturing disclosure rules may take awhile. Houston Chronicle

Firefighters battle flare-ups after wildfires destroy 13 homes near Amarillo. Morris News Service

Solar program’s profile dimmer. San Antonio Express News

Texas Legislature has mixed environmental results. Associated Press

Drought puts wildlife in precarious position. Houston Chronicle

Drought conditions in Texas strain power transmission lines. Bloomberg

Hot air / The effect of climate change on our children’s lungs. Health Leader (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Oil in shale sets off a boom in Texas. New York Times

Company proposes hydropower plant at Longhorn Dam. Austin American-Statesman

Despite progress, huge fire near Los Alamos mostly out of control. CNN

Senator Inhofe sends his regrets. New York Times

NM fire poised to be largest in state history. Associated Press

Raging wildfires threaten New Mexico tourism. USA Today

Oklahoma City heat wave records fall: No relief in sight. Examiner.com

Fire crews burn barrier to protect Los Alamos lab. USA Today

Extreme heat breaks Tulsa record. Tulsa World

Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire. Associated Press

Tornadoes, floods deliver blow to state budgets. Associated Press

Oyster harvesters remain wary after Mississippi River flooding. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Banks are lending money to energy exploration projects again despite last year’s oil spill. New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Mississippi, no longer muddy, still a threat. Bloomberg

With the Bonnet Carre Spillway closed, it’s time to assess damage to Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Global energy consumption jumped last year at fastest pace in decades. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Battlement Mesa may be test case on whether drilling and suburbia can coexist. Denver Post

Mississippi River flood recovery is slow and sad for many. Associated Press

The fire and climate change feedback loop. Living on Earth

Mexicans try to break climate talk deadlock. Associated Press

Cuban experts warn median sea levels to surge more than 30 inches by century’s end. Associated Press

Southwest wildfires and global warming, explained. Climate Central

Arizona blaze part of new era – more big wildfires. Associated Press

Mississippi flooding could mean largest Gulf dead zone ever. Associated Press

NM panels roll back environmental initiatives. Associated Press

Rocky Mountain wildfires set to intensify? New West

Monster wildfire in Arizona: A glimpse of what global warming could bring. Christian Science Monitor

New Mexico, El Paso warily watch Arizona wildfire. New York Times

Environmental groups challenge Shell’s deepwater permit. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Fishermen say crab industry still in disarray. Thibodaux Daily Comet

Massive Wallow blaze incinerates Ariz. forests, but climate change link remains unknown. ClimateWire

Louisiana is losing a football field of wetlands an hour, new U.S. Geological Survey study says. New Orleans Times Picayune

Mexico advances renewable goals but “much more” could be done. Renewable Energy World

Levee will help tie hurricane protection projects. Houma Courier

Drought grows more dire in Texas and Oklahoma. Reuters

Drought makes 2011 second-driest year on record in Louisiana. New Orleans Times Picayune

NM regulators push for use of wind energy. Las Cruces Sun-News

Report on Colorado River notes climate change. Associated Press

Sen. Inhofe pledges to block Commerce nomination. The Hill

Okla. AG files lawsuit against EPA over haze plan. Associated Press

Environmentalists file lawsuit ahead of NM pollution controls hearing. Associated Press

City looks into solar power. Alamogordo Daily News

As hurricane season begins, New Orleans has unprecedented protection. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Percentage of homes with flood insurance back to pre-Katrina levels. WWL

Hurricane surge-reduction system maintenance will be costly, for someone. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Largest-ever dead zone ‘a disaster in the making’ for La. fishermen. Greenwire

Coastal California developers now must consider sea-level rise. Sacramento Bee

Energy concerns could make Panetta first green DOD chief. Greenwire

Judge upholds ‘threatened’ listing for polar bear. Greenwire

California delays its carbon-trading program until 2013. Los Angeles Times

NJ Assembly votes to stay in anti-pollution pact. Associated Press

Storm warnings: Extreme weather is a product of climate change. Scientific American

Sticker shock: What extreme weather costs the US. Time

‘Green’ positions on climate change can help all candidates, survey finds. Environmental Health News

Cleaner air may make global warming worse. Irish Times

Global warming continues as greenhouse gas grows. Associated Press

White House considers big boost to fuel economy. Associated Press

Climate change heats up in 2010, the year of extreme weather. Guardian

Insiders sound an alarm amid a natural gas rush. New York Times

Australians cool on tackling climate change. Reuters

Atop TV sets, a power drain that runs nonstop. New York Times

The most likely climate disasters on the horizon. Fast Company

Gore: Obama lacks ‘bold action’ on global warming. Associated Press

AP investigation: Tritium leaks found at many nuke plants. Associated Press

With a binding climate treaty dead, what next? AlertNet Climate

Study: Heat will kill more than cold in Europe eventually. Associated Press

Climate change: Public skeptical, scientists sure. NPR

Study: Sea level rising at “unprecedented” pace. Associated Press

States cannot bypass EPA on power plant emissions, justices rule. Associated Press

World’s oceans in ‘shocking’ decline. BBC

The armadillo moves north across a warmer North America. Daily Climate

NOAA makes it official: 2011 among most extreme weather years in history. ClimateWire

Scientists see more deadly weather, but dispute the cause. New York Times

Arctic warming even faster than predicted, scientists say. Anchorage Daily News

China takes a new interest in energy efficiency. New York Times

Senate rejects effort to cut ethanol subsidy. Wall Street Journal

Soot, smog curbs quick way to combat warming: UN study. Reuters

EPA delays rule on power plant emissions. New York Times

Europe braces for serious crop losses, blackouts as record drought persists. ClimateWire

Dengue fever creeps back into the US – and climate change isn’t helping. Time

Record fires and floods threaten Southwest, Upper Midwest. Climate Central

England sees driest spring in a century as drought hits UK. Guardian

Stretches of the country face record-setting heat. New York Times

Thinning snows in Rockies tied to global warming. NPR

US solar power nears competing on price. Financial Times

Utility threat to shutter coal plants fuels EPA battle. The Hill

US is falling behind in the business of ‘green.’ New York Times

Food supply under strain on a warming planet. New York Times

China agrees to end domestic wind power subsidies. USA Today

Swiss lawmakers OK plan to phase out nuclear power. Associated Press

Natural gas is no climate change ‘panacea’, warns IEA. Guardian

Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real. Boston Globe

Climate of fear: Australia’s leading climate change scientists face death threats. Canberra Times

Global study reveals climate peril for millions of poor. Reuters

As stimulus funding ends, experts weigh law’s impact on ‘green economy.’ Greenwire

At least four killed as tornadoes rip through Mass. Boston Globe

Carbon levels hit new peak, research shows. Guardian

The reality of global climate change is upon us. Newsweek

Cholera outbreaks closely follow temperature rise, rainfall. Reuters

Europe poised to rely on natural gas. Financial Times

German nuclear cull to add 40 million tons CO2 per year. Reuters

Oxfam: Food prices to double amid climate change. USA Today

Christie pulls NJ from greenhouse gas coalition. New York Times

Ocean acidification is latest manifestation of global warming. Observer

Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink. Guardian

Record tornado season caused by climate change? Technology Review (MIT)