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Texas Drought

An Expert Explains the Maps of the Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Lubbock, TX - In this video, Lucia Barbato, of the Texas Tech University Center for Geospatial Technology, explains the various maps of the Texas High...

No Drought Relief Anytime Soon, Experts Say

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. -- Climate experts say the drought affecting more than half of the nation will persist in the Great Plains and West through the spring and...

Texas Drought Reportedly Exacerbated By Climate Change

AP | By CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas continues to suffer a serious rainfall deficit and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record, the stat...

Fisherman Makes Surprising 'Catch'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

Davy Villanueva hoped the fish would be biting when he went out to the San Antonio River a few weeks ago, but he never imagined he'd see a tooth bigge...

The Hunger Wars in Our Future

Michael T. Klare | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America's counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn and other food staples is guaranteed to fall far short of predictions.

In The Aftermath Of Drought, 'Mother Nature Won Once Again'

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

ELKHART, Texas (AP) — Linda Galayda hauled water and flagged down truck drivers to ask about their hay. She sold calves and young cows and made her ...

Drought Sparks Water Dispute With Texas And Mexican Farmers

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- Melted snow providing water for irrigation had barely begun burbling down a bone-dry Rio Grande toward a thin 4-mile-wide strip of f...

Drought Brings Outbreaks Of Fatal Horse Disease

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Agriculture officials in Arkansas and Louisiana have warned veterinarians to watch for signs of a potentially fatal horse disease...

Texas's Good Luck Might Still Dry Up, Experts Warn

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An unusually wet winter that brought badly needed relief to a state suffering through a historic drought is no guarantee that bon...

Hundreds Of Donkeys Abandoned

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.29.2012 | Green

-- With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds, turning them int...

Texas Drought Cost $2 Billion More Than Previously Thought

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | Green

HOUSTON -- Agriculture officials say losses from Texas' historic drought are more than $2 billion more than previously thought. The Texas AgriLife Ex...

Texas Rice Farmers Face Water Shortage

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of Texas rice farmers won't get water for irrigation this year because lakes and rivers remain low after more than a year o...

Lingering Effects Of Texas Drought

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas...

Unprecedented: Thousands Of Rice Farmers May Not Get Water Due To Drought

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

LISSIE, Texas (AP) — Five generations of Ronald Gertson's family have tilled the claylike soil of southeast Texas to grow rice, confident that no ma...

Texas Drought Killed 5.6 Million Urban Shade Trees

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Some 5.6 million urban shade trees were killed by the record drought that baked Texas ...

Texas Drought Over For Dallas-Fort Worth

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — The rain that started trickling into Texas in the fall may finally be making a dent in Dallas, but the rest of the massive state is s...

Ecosystem Economics: Navigating the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

If a community runs out of water, it affects everyone in the area, even companies that were good stewards of the resource. The collective nature of these resources means that everyone shares both the responsibilities for their protection and the risks of their scarcity.

A 'Drought Survival Kit' For Suffering Texas Homeowners

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texans watched disaster unfold slowly last year as a historic drought took a withering toll across the region. Trees died by the mi...

Texas Town Relying On Tanker Trucks For Water

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Tanker trucks loaded with water have become the lifeline for a Texas lakefront village that came precariously close to becom...

Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big Government

Christian Parenti | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Christian Parenti

During natural disasters, society regularly turns to the state for help, which means such immediate crises are a much-needed reminder of just how important a functional big government turns out to be to our survival.

It's Climate Change, Stupid

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

The biggest long-term threat to the U.S. economy isn't government over-regulation, high taxes, or even the deficit. It's climate change. But you won't hear this from any of the presidential candidates, or the media covering their campaigns.

World's Last Surviving Flock Of Whooping Cranes Threatened

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green

FULTON, Texas — Raising its slim, white neck out of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, one of the world's last surviving whooping cranes hungrily...

Millions Of Trees Lost In Texas Drought

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A preliminary state estimate says as many as a half-billion trees died this year across Texas from the drought persisting ac...

Texas Drought Takes Cow Numbers Down By 600K

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas — The worst drought in Texas' history has led to the largest-ever one-year decline in the leading cattle-state's cow herd, raisin...

Rains, Cooler Temps Ease Wildfire Concerns In Texas

John Harden | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
John Harden

Johnson County, Texas hasn't had a burn ban in effect for three weeks, the ban's longest rescindment since one was enacted in early spring.