Tag Archives: Climate Change

TX Decides: What Are Cruz And O’Rourke’s Stances On The Environment?

We’re in day three of early voting, and Texas is seeing voter turnout headlines it’s not used to. For once, it seems the word “Shocking” isn’t followed by “-ly low.” Have any questions before you cast your ballot? The Texas … Continue reading

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Cruz Won’t Criticize Trump, But Offers His Own Plan To Bar Refugees

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep his plan to curb immigration of Middle Eastern refugees — and why he may disagree with but won’t criticize Donald Trump.

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State Climatologist to Ranchers: Careful With Your Water

State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon spoke to a room full of ranchers from across the southwest on Thursday, with this message: careful how you use that water. Ranchers were gathered in Alpine for an annual meeting of the Society for … Continue reading

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4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules

Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level since humans have inhabited the earth. The last time there was this much carbon on the planet was nearly a million years ago. … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers in Texas from Greenhouse Gas Ruling

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week on a lawsuit over how much latitude the federal government has to regulate facilities that emit greenhouse gases, victory was claimed both by environmentalists who want more regulation and by Texas state officials who … Continue reading

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West Texas Seeing ‘Driest Such Period in Over a Century’

Conditions ‘Remain Dire,’ Outlook Says The drought that began in October 2010 has been the driest such period in over a century for much of West Texas, putting it on par with the drought of record in the 1950s. That’s according … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfires May Get Worse In The Future

This week, a group of scientists released a comprehensive report on climate change, titled the National Climate Assessment. One of its authors is a Texas professor, who, looking at wildfires in Texas, points to the past to predict the future. … Continue reading

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an Author of National Report on Climate Change, Looks at West Texas

We spoke with Katharine Hayhoe about the Third National Climate Assessment, which made headlines this week. Hayhoe is one of the study’s lead authors and she directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech. We talked about the potential impact of climate … Continue reading

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