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Ron Paul Calls For No Federal Aid For Tornado Victims

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul has a message for victims of the tornadoes that killed dozens of people in the South and Midwest: buy insurance. "There is no such thing...

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.

Texas Wildfire Season Hits One-Year Mark With No End In Sight

Posted 01.15.2012 | Green

By ANGELA K. BROWN, The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas -- The devastating Texas wildfire season reaches the one-year mark on Tuesday, and there...

With Deaths Of Forests, A Loss Of Crucial Climate Protectors

New York Times | Justin Gillis | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WISE RIVER, Mont. — The trees spanning many of the mountainsides of western Montana glow an earthy red, like a broadleaf forest at the beginning of ...

Stop the Insanity: Please get a grip!

Randall | Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy

So much has been going on recently...seriously? It's been beyond craazzzy. David Cameron and Parliament seem to have their heart set on a mass badger killing, Texas was hit by wildfires and Republicans have been debating up a storm. But at least those laboratory chimps got released. Thank goodness!

Praise the Lord and Pass the Tenth Amendment

Carl Pope | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Perry may strut, but he's dangerously passive -- with a reckless willingness to attribute the fruits of this laziness to divine will.

INTERACTIVE PHOTO: Before And After The Texas Wildfire

Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

Texas is dry. Really dry. This has been the worst drought in Texas since the 1950's, and the drought has been a perfect breeding ground for wildfi...

Aftermath Images Surface as Wildfires Still Burn

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapter

It's day four in what is already being call the worst fire in Texas history.

Lucia Graves

Rick Perry's Budget Leaves Texans In Bind Amidst Historic Wildfires | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As wildfires engulfed her Bastrop County, Texas, neighborhood on Sunday, Betty Dunkerley was forced to evacuate her home for safer groun...

Perry Recalls Firefighters, Will Combat Wildfires with Prayer

Ben Ritz | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

In a surprise announcement, Governor Rick Perry has declared that he will sign an executive order recalling all of Texas' firefighters and implementing an "emergency mandatory day of prayer and fasting."

WATCH: Texas Wildfire Spreads Across Field In A Minute

Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

Firefighters in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, are working to control a wildfire that has claimed lives and burned hundreds of homes. With lighter wi...

Climate Catastrophe Forces Perry to Temporarily Suspend Denying Climate Catastrophe

Bob Ostertag | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

Sadly, the new outbreak of massive wildfires in Texas has forced Gov. Rick Perry to return home and temporarily suspend his efforts educating voters that global warming is really "all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.

PHOTOS: Firefighters Fight The Flames In Texas

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

Wildfires continue to destroy hundreds of homes across Texas -- some 57 fires have swept over 100,000 acres, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday....

Rick Perry Undecided On GOP Debate

Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

(AP) AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry isn't yet saying if he plans to take part in a Republican presidential debate in California or stay in Texas to ...

A Forest Firefighter on the Central Texas Fires

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

Regardless of whether I am able to fight some of these Central Texas fires myself, I will certainly join in with other residents of Central Texas to try to provide much-needed support to those who have been displaced from or have lost their homes.

GOP Hits Perry Wrinkle in Quest for White House

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

What will tea party voters think when someone points out that Rick Perry was elected not once but three times as a Democrat, voted for what remains today the largest tax increase in modern Texas history, and even served as state chairman of Al Gore's first run for president?

Texas Plans To Cut Budget Of Agency Battling Wildfires

Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Tex (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers are set to slash funding for the agency responsible for fighting wildfires in the midst of a historic wildfire...

Laura Gottesdiener

WATCH: As Louisiana Drowns, Texas Is Aflame | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

A battle raged in the backcountry of Western Texas last week. On one side: 35 volunteer firefighters from Brewster County. On the other: two w...

Rick Perry Accuses Obama Of Leaving Texas In The Dust

Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for not responding to a request for a disaster aid f...

Texas Burning 'Border To Border'

AP/The Huffington Post | By ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

MINERAL WELLS, Texas -- Since evacuating her lakeside Texas home, Jackie Fewell has turned her hotel room into the information hub for one of the stat...

Over 1 Million Acres Burned In Texas Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

The Texas wildfires have been creeping closer and closer to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as over one million acres have been burned in little over a we...

Texas Wildfire Season Among Worst In State History

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green

Out of control wildfires continue to wreak havoc on West Texas, an area still recovering from a series of wildfires in recent months. It's been one...