Other Reports | June 2012

Texas grid sets June power record, urges conservation. Reuters

Drought still leading to underground water problems. Austin American-Statesman

100-degree day puts Galveston in uncharted territory. Houston Chronicle

Low lake levels affect visitors and residents. KRIS

Austin Energy wraps up solar project. KXAN

Houston’s water woes connected to old pipes. Houston Chronicle

CPS dedicates solar complex. San Antonio Express-News

Rice growers fear aid is drying up. Houston Chronicle

Solar energy could help Texas peak power demand, study says. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

More earthquake news: Panel says blame waste injection wells, not fracking. Dallas Morning News

Whooping cranes survive Texas’ devastating drought. Associated Press

Rolling blackouts? There’s an app for that! TexasVox

Contested Matagorda County power plant gets green light from TCEQ. Houston Chronicle

State environmental agency makes money available to get older vehicles off the roads. Austin American-Statesman

Dozens of dolphins stranded in Texas since fall. Houston Chronicle

The sun will come out tomorrow. Texas Observer

The last drop. Texas Tribune

Smart grid technology reveals more efficient ways to measure energy consumption. Daily Texan

TCEQ studying needs for watermaster of Texas rivers. Mason County News

ERCOT: Summer outlook is good, future uncertain. YNN

After a few months, drought returns to part of Houston region. Houston Chronicle

Squeezing the shale: Legislature dipping toe into regulation of fracking. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

EPA proposes approving Texas rules on site permits. Austin American-Statesman

Watering in El Paso restored to 2 days a week. El Paso Times

Freshwater inflow study gets local input. Rockport Pilot

Mitchells restore land to pre-settlement condition. Houston Chronicle

Texas refinery gets huge upgrade, can now run tar sands. InsideClimate News

‘Exceptional’ drought nearly gone in Texas. Austin American-Statesman

Electric grid: Threat of summer blackouts greatest in Texas, Calif. Greenwire

BP oil spill hastened loss of Louisiana marshes, study says. Washington Post

Goodbye to mountain forests? New York Times

Chesapeake and rival plotted to suppress land prices. Reuters

Dangerous wildfires spread to Colorado tourist centers. Associated Press

Energy-saving solar panels crop up in new Central City homes. New Orleans Times-Picayune

US raises $1.7 billion in Gulf oil leases. MarketWatch

Chesapeake names new chairman. Oklahoman

13,000 Gulf oil spill settlement claims filed in first 2 weeks. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Soil dredged from Mississippi River may be used to rebuild marsh. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Massive NM fire threatens endangered fish. NPR

Predictions differ about size of 2012 “dead zone” in Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans Times-Picayune

State fire costs at $9 million and growing. Las Cruces Sun-News

Vast defenses now shielding New Orleans. New York Times

Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bill directing Gulf oil spill money to coastal restoration. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Southwest tribes struggle with climate change fallout. Indian Country Today Media Network

Southwest drought, climate warming and fuel: an explosive combination for record wildfires. Washington Post

West drought conditions make for ‘tragically historic’ wildfire season. Insurance Journal

Mosquitoes out in New Orleans area in record numbers. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New study projects more frequent fires for the western US. KQED

New Mexico, Colorado fires burn out of control. Associated Press

Cities in Latin America doing more to prepare for climate change than the United States. Latina Lista

Law: Scientists’ qualms about BP spill emails reignite debate on legal privilege. Climatewire

Record high temperatures for New Orleans in 2012. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mexico: Farmers use traditional knowledge to deal with climate change. IPS

Record NM blaze behaving differently from last year’s fires. Greenwire

Oklahoma sets water conservation goal. New York Times

New Mexico wildfire now a record-setting ‘megafire.’ Climate Central

Record-setting NM fire spreading in all directions. Associated Press

In Louisiana, rising seas threaten Native Americans’ land. PBS

Why Louisiana is sinking. PBS

Court backs EPA on emissions rules for greenhouse gases. New York Times

Midwest’s dry spell threatens to intensify. Wall Street Journal

Rio+20 Earth Summit results in nonbinding declaration with moderate goals. Washington Post

Sea rise faster on East Coast than rest of globe. Associated Press

California faces more serious risk of sea level rise than other areas. San Jose Mercury News

Heat wave blankets Northeast for 2nd day. Reuters

A global shift toward obesity has serious climate consequences – study. ClimateWire

Interior needs to strengthen fracking rules: lawmakers. Reuters

Injection wells: The poison beneath us. ProPublica

Diplomats agree on weak text for Rio+20 green summit. Reuters

Duluth washed out by torrential rain. Minneapolis Star Tribune

EPA won’t curb greenhouse gases from ships, off-road trucks. Bloomberg

The melting north. Economist

Rio+20: Economic growth at core of summit. Climate Central

Global warming’s evil twin threatens West Coast fishing grounds. Christian Science Monitor

EPA to tighten national soot standards. Washington Post

Hydrofracking under Cuomo plan would be restricted to a few counties. New York Times

US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas. Associated Press

California torn over how to spend cap-and-trade riches. Inside Climate News

NC Senate approves sea-level rise bill. Wilmington StarNews

Thinner Arctic ice sparks massive algae bloom. NPR

Greenhouse gases largely to blame for warming oceans: scientists. Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk. Associated Press

Report: Storm surge could cost US hundreds of billions. Climate Central

Rio+20 Earth summit’s leaked draft reveals chaos among countries. Guardian

Four major heat records fall in stunning NOAA report. Climate Central

For litany of US cities, 2012 temps are unprecedented. Climate Central

NC Senate panel rejects sea level rise warning. Associated Press

Will natural gas kill the electric car? TPM

Rio Earth Summit nears as scientists warn planet faces grave threats. Washington Post

New cars in Europe will have to cut carbon emissions by a third. Guardian

Gas industry tries to ease fracking worry. Wall Street Journal

Climate change threatens power output, study says. New York Times

Are we nearing a planetary boundary? New York Times

Emissions fell under cap and trade program, report says. New York Times