2010-2011 drought likely to be among costliest on record for Texas farmers, ranchers. Austin American-Statesman

Drought continues to raise concerns about North Texas water supplies. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Shale oil boom sends waste gas burn-off soaring. Reuters

Mayor pushing to ban plastic bags at Austin stores. Austin American-Statesman

Can sewage help solve Texas’ water problems? Texas Tribune

Perry environmental stance would transform EPA. Austin American-Statesman

Flower Mound passes new drilling restrictions. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

75% of Texas is now at worst drought level. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Central Texas drought hits record levels. Austin Business Journal

EPA administrator rejects ERCOT concerns about clean air rule. Dallas Morning News

Texas grid operator fears electricity shortage under new EPA rule. Austin American Statesman

Austin Energy close to signing deal for coastal wind power. Austin American Statesman

Texas blasts EPA’s new ruling on pollution. El Paso Times

Texas power provider may shut plants to meet EPA rules. Associated Press

Environmentalists want three Texas coal plants shut down. KUHF

EPA: Texas plants will get new air permits. Associated Press

Light bulbs: Texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent light bulb. Los Angeles Times

Tenaska might pay Stamford $200,000 annually for water. Abilene Reporter-News

Environment, safety at forefront of Victoria County nuclear plant contentions. Victoria Advocate

Versatile sustainability/ UNT to build new research facility at Discovery Park. Denton Record-Chronicle

Recycling on the rise in RGV. McAllen Monitor

PUC chief steps down for post on Railroad Commission. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Carbon-capture technology from Austin’s Skyonic will go to work. Austin American-Statesman

Science Friday ponders San Antonio’s energy future. San Antonio Express-News

Fort Worth event promotes alternative fuels for cleaner air. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hale County dairies look for ways to turn waste into fuel. Plainview Daily Herald

The next green grocery frontier: zero waste? Texas Tribune

The triple-digit blues: Austin is feeling the summer heat. Austin American-Statesman

Texas bristles at late inclusion in US emissions rule. Wall Street Journal

CPS Energy ratchets up investment in solar. San Antonio Express-News

Utility commission drops plan for renewable energy mandate. Austin American Statesman

Texas named leading state for sustainability. Austin Business Journal

Lengthy drought takes toll on Texas wildlife. Texas Tribune

Federal environmental official sees Houston’s green side. Houston Chronicle

Rooftop solar, backyard wind turbines catching on in the suburbs. Austin American-Statesman

Tarrant County runaway No. 1 in natural gas output. Fort Worth Star-Telegram