other reports-texas-3/12

Texas farmers watered crops, knowing that they wouldn’t grow. Texas Tribune

Texas officials approve radioactive waste dump. Associated Press

Despite recent rains, drought far from over, experts warn. Austin American-Statesman

Texas lawmakers mull water options for state. Texas Tribune

Texas officials approve radioactive waste dump. Associated Press

State struggling to find funds for water plan. San Antonio Express-News

Drought cost Texas close to $8 billion in agricultural losses in 2011, study finds. Austin American-Statesman

Looks like another bad year for Monarch butterflies. Houston Chronicle

Agenda 21 prompts ‘wild accusations.’ Houston Chronicle

New Keystone XL route could still threaten Ogallala Aquifer. InsideClimate News

Texas farmers battle Ogallala pumping limits. Texas Tribune

Two Texas towns run out of water. PBS

Despite increased restrictions, urban water use climbs. Texas Tribune

Why the Great Shale Rush in the Eagle Ford may be over sooner than you think. San Antonio Current

Texas’ fracking disclosure law falls short, critics say. Texas Observer

In Texas, ambivalence over wind tax credit extension. Texas Tribune

Joint efforts impact water quality in bays. Rockport Pilot

Hydraulic fracturing experts discuss problems associated with process. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Port of Corpus Christi wind turbines helping to power local grid. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A swing from drought to deluge in Texas and nearby states. Climate Central

Texas regulators look at raising wholesale electricity prices to spark new power plants. Austin American-Statesman

Experts urge nation to hit energy reset button. Houston Chronicle

Climate change made the drought worse, scientists say. San Antonio Express-News

Winds of fortune sweep West Texas. Houston Chronicle

Anglers flock to contaminated Texas reservoir. Associated Press

Texas cities find it can take a lot of green to be ‘green.’ Houston Chronicle

Austin bag ban means penalties for retailers that offer disposable bags. Austin American-Statesman

State climatologist has eye on the sky for Texas. Texas Tribune

Texas drought twists migrations of many birds. Associated Press