Other Reports | October 2012

Four years later, Ike claims keep coming. Austin American-Statesman

Utility commissioners decline calls for mandatory solar energy targets. Houston Chronicle

Texas electric prices cap to double over 3 years. Associated Press

LCRA staff recommends against cutting off rice farmers for second year. Austin American-Statesman

Methane found in drinking water across US brings concern to the Lubbock community. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

In wake of CNN report, mayor defends solar deal. San Antonio Express-News

Gulf Coast joins export coal rush. Houston Chronicle

Report: South Texas Project faces flood risk. Houston Chronicle

Texas landowners take a rare stand against Big Oil. Associated Press

What are the mangrove trees telling us about the Texas coast? KUHF

Natural gas producers open up in joining leak study. Houston Chronicle

UT-Austin to study methane emissions in natural gas fields. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Transmission project using area wind power set for completion in 2013. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

There’s a bumper crop of abandoned baby squirrels. Houston Chronicle

Switching from coal power saves water, UT report says. KUT

Barnett shale experience helped guide Eagle Ford. Houston Chronicle

Politicians, wind-energy industry at odds as tax credit’s future up in the air. Abilene Reporter-News

Despite rain, West Texas water woes continue. Texas Tribune

Carjacking or carcinogens — either way, people harmed by lawbreakers are crime victims, federal judge in Texas rules. Dallas Morning News

A barrier for South Texas wildlife. New York Times

Texas company’s ‘clean lines’ transmission plans progress despite tax credit stalemate. ClimateWire

Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar among nation’s top 10 gas-guzzling counties. Fort Worth Weekly

UT study: Over 12 percent of all US energy consumption is directly related to water. Scientific American

Irving residents quickly point finger at fracking for quakes. KTVT

Wild weather, lagging capacity complicate Texas regulators’ decisions about electric power generation. Dallas Morning News

How a new utility rule could mean less energy efficiency for Texas. KUT

South Texas wind farm developers cautious as tax credit expires. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

‘Solar missionary’ works on systems worldwide. Galveston County Daily News

Farmers are watching their water use. Wall Street Journal

David Vitter threatening to fight potential Romney EPA chief. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Criminal probe eyes remarks after Gulf spill, lawyers say. Houston Chronicle

Two years after moratorium lifted, many expect Gulf oil production to soon exceed pre-spill levels. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Oklahoma dust storm shuts down portion of Interstate 35. Associated Press

Louisiana’s renewable energy program starts to pick up steam, two years after inception. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Extreme hurricanes hitting US more frequently, study says. Los Angeles Times

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport see record temperatures this year. New Orleans Times-Picayune

BP says new oil sheen in Gulf likely came from leak in bent riser pipe. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Plan calls for shuttering part of NM power plant. Associated Press

In New Orleans, Entergy prepares for the next big one. Businessweek

Coming drought may ruin region’s forests. Santa Fe New Mexican

Marine ecologist studying the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone named MacArthur Fellow. Circle of Blue WaterNews

The casualties of Chesapeake’s land grab across America. Reuters

Corps stormproofing of Sewerage & Water Board power plant and pump stations limited by cash shortfall. New Orleans Times-Picayune

2012 drought: Pick your poison. Daily Climate

Louisiana – $42.6. million settlement is reached over tainted trailers. New York Times

Zetas gang poses daunting threat to Mexico’s shale gas output. Houston Chronicle

Bloomberg backs Obama, citing climate. New York Times

Cuomo: Whoever doesn’t see extreme weather pattern is ‘denying reality’. Capital New York

Effects of climate change increase risk of storms’ impacts. Boston Globe

Hurricane Sandy Storified: Is climate change to blame? InsideClimate News

Al Gore calls Sandy a ‘disturbing sign of things to come,’ urges climate action. The Hill

Hurricane Sandy: Activists urge leaders to ‘connect the dots’ with climate. InsideClimate News

Hurricane could prompt review of New York’s preparedness. New York Times

Frankenstorm: Has climate change created a monster? NPR

Hurricane Sandy as ‘super storm’: Is climate change a factor? Los Angeles Times

The making of a superstorm: Part hurricane, part nor’easter and all trouble. Associated Press

US may soon become world’s top oil producer. CBS News

Climate scientist sues for defamation. Daily Climate

Fake ‘addendum’ by libertarian group tries to undo federal climate report. Daily Climate

US presidential debates’ great unmentionable: climate change. Guardian

‘War On Coal’ label obscures reality during presidential campaign. Associated Press

Layoffs, failures test Colorado’s ‘new energy economy’. Denver Post

In Japan, need of fossil fuels pushes climate-change targets to back seat. Washington Post

US on course to notch record year of heat. Reuters

In California, a grand experiment to rein in climate change. New York Times

Drought is leading restaurants to raise prices, cut portions. Los Angeles Times

Germany’s push to end nuclear power comes with a hefty utility bill. Christian Science Monitor

Green crude: The quest to unlock algae’s energy potential. Yale Environment 360

Iron-dumping experiment in Pacific alarms marine experts. New York Times

Florida to presidential candidates: The water’s rising. Consumer Affairs

California’s renewable-energy plans may hinge on presidential race. Los Angeles Times

Report: Climate change behind rise in weather disasters. USA Today

Global warming spurs extreme weather, most in US believe. LiveScience

September bookends the warmest 12 months on record. Climate Central

Great Barrier Reef loses more than half its coral cover. Climate Central

Climate change is bad news for California children with asthma. ClimateWire

Coal-fired Australia, buffeted by climate change, enacts carbon tax. National Geographic  Daily News

Climate linked to California ER visits. Reuters

Hantavirus in Yosemite may be shape of things to come. USA Today

So-called Medieval Warm Period not so warm after all. Climate Central

Electric vehicles’ weak sales have automakers thinking twice. New York Times

Fish to shrink as global warming leaves them gasping for oxygen. Reuters

Romney energy agenda shifted. New York Times

Scientists debate climate change impacts on tropical diseases. Inter Press Service

US lags in a global race for fuel efficiency. ClimateWire

Support slips for more rules as gas-frackers campaign. Bloomberg