Other Reports | February 2012

Texas drought eases, but it’s too late for some. Climate Central

In Texas, ConocoPhillips and other plants strive to conserve water but look into groundwater just in case. Texas Tribune

Texas Supreme Court rules for landowners in water case. Texas Tribune

Texas becomes a battleground in Keystone XL pipeline controversy. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas agency likely to cut water to rice farms. Associated Press

UT ‘fracking’ study dispels one drilling worry, raises others. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After rains, lakes see biggest rise since drought began. Austin American-Statesman

Drought still haunts Texas’ water supply. Texas Observer

Texas drought sparks water well drilling frenzy. Texas Tribune

Study: Fracturing no threat to groundwater. Houston Chronicle

Most of Big Country at ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ risk of water shortages by 2050, study says. Abilene Reporter-News

Solar industry pushes Austin Energy to put major emphasis on solar power. Austin American-Statesman

Planning for billion-dollar Austin-Houston rail line under way. KUT

Waiting for the next Spicewood Beach. KUT

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

Is a $22 flat fee, part of Austin Energy’s rate increase plan, the best way to pay for conservation? Austin American Statesman

Hunting: Dangerous drought / Effect of 2011 dry spell produces struggle for deer season. San Angelo Standard-Times

Tenaska official: Greenhouse gas fight won’t affect proposed Sweetwater project. Abilene Reporter-News

In Texas border town, drawing a line on coal for Mexico. Texas Tribune

Austin could skip year of fees, start bag ban in March 2013. Austin American-Statesman

Texas water district acts to slow depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer. National Geographic NewsWatch

Risk and stealth paid off in Eagle Ford shale. San Antonio Express-News

College Station reins in green projects. Bryan/College Station Eagle

Despite fundraising success, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department still digging out of deep budget. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Crane count murky as birds search for food. San Antonio Express-News

Climate science experts predict intensified drought in Texas. Houston Chronicle

Amarillo aims to make wastewater drinkable. Amarillo Globe-News

A Texas developer attempts to upend the American subdivision. New York Times

The great northern migration – of US cattle. Reuters

Texas drought: Landscaping reconsidered among homeowners. Associated Press

Texas heat wave caused by global warming, NASA’s Hansen says. InsideClimate News

Drillers must now disclose fracking chemicals. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

North Texas water restrictions unlikely to be lifted right away. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Canadian firm to proceed with southern leg of Keystone pipeline. Los Angeles Times

Amid winter blooms, wondering what that means for spring. New York Times

Tornado season looms, but forecasting a challenge. Associated Press

How climate change could be the ruin of Los Angeles. The Atlantic Cities

New report reveals vast stores of Alaska shale oil and gas. Alaska Dispatch

Bug season already? Warm winter may draw them out. USA Today

Activist says he lied to obtain climate papers. New York Times

Record £2.8m fine for chemical plant emissions shames oil giant ExxonMobil. Scotsman

The inside story on climate scientists under siege. Guardian

GOP governors press ahead with green economic policies, study shows. InsideClimate News

Researchers say man’s sprawling nitrogen footprint could increase with climate change. ClimateWire

In Heartland Institute leak, a plan to discredit climate teaching. New York Times

U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot. Washington Post

More new homes conserve energy. USA Today

Obama administration slows environmental rules as it weighs political cost. Washington Post

Peak everything / Oil, food, water: Is everything past its peak? Bloomberg

US becomes net energy exporter. Living On Earth

Conservative lawmakers, protecting their beaches, also adapt to climate change. ClimateWire

Study: Colorado oil-gas pollution tops expectations. Associated Press

European budgets cut back on green solar and wind energy. Time

What does new glacier data mean for the climate debate? Guardian

Climate change a growing risk for US water supplies. Climate Central

Cheap natural gas jumbles energy markets, stirs fears it could inhibit renewables. Washington Post

Warm winter creates winners and losers in US economy. Reuters

Ohio tries to escape fate as a dumping ground for fracking fluid. Bloomberg

‘Gasland’ journalists arrested at fracking hearing by order of House Republicans. Huffington Post

Feds: Mid-Atlantic wind farms take step forward. Associated Press

Three states tell insurers to disclose responses to climate change. New York Times

Falling solar prices good for climate, bad for firms. Reuters

Coal’s not dying — it’s just getting shipped abroad. Washington Post

California sees flexible power rules as wind expands. Reuters