Other Reports | May 2012

Galveston needs people in wake of Ike recovery. Associated Press

Texas farmers use business wile to weather drought. Associated Press

Report raises concerns about Texas’ electricity supply. Texas Tribune

Austin could seek $275 million in bonds for initial urban rail line. Austin American-Statesman

Oil and gas link to Texas earthquakes studied. ThinkProgress

Conserving water a daily chore for one Central Texas community. KUT

2012 off to hottest start for Houston, Galveston. Houston Chronicle

Matagorda County coal plant developer fights new EPA rules. Houston Chronicle

With the Rio Grande dry, El Paso turns to alternatives. Texas Tribune

LCRA selling some water downstream, but not to rice farmers. Austin American-Statesman

With success comes problems in San Antonio’s rooftop solar industry. Texas Observer

Lake levels rise after storm but are still less than half-full. Austin American-Statesman

Increase in “flaring” tied to pipeline shortages. Texas Tribune

Waste Management joins in on natural gas fueling trend. Houston Business Journal

Old Texas tale retold – farmer vs. TransCanada. New York Times

Study: Eagle Ford economic impact was $25 billion-plus in 2011. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Austin adds 10 miles to proposed urban rail system. Austin American-Statesman

Rancher thinning trees to save water, help firefighters. Abilene Reporter-News

Borrow a bike for free: First 90 minutes of Houston’s new bike share program are gratis. CultureMap Houston

Environmentalists challenge Central Texas power plant. WTAW

Texas pollution feud will continue, despite Armendariz’s resignation. Greenwire

EPA reconsiders: Matagorda not on list of smog violators. Houston Chronicle

ERCOT: Summer blackouts not likely, but concerns still linger. Austin American-Statesman

Texas wind farms’ impact on climate causes stir. USA Today

Texas Railroad Commission candidates target EPA. Texas Tribune

Barnett Shale: Chesapeake cuts land agents, drilling in Barnett Shale. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As natural gas prices dip, Austin Energy rates still to increase. Austin American-Statesman

Climate change, sea level rise spurring beach erosion. Climate Central

Climate armageddon: How the world’s weather could quickly run amok. Scientific American

US cut its carbon emissions in 2011 — but China erased the gains. Washington Post

Sea-level rise poses expensive questions for New York City. ClimateWire

Germany’s energy revolution stalls without decisiveness and incentives. Spiegel

150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100. Reuters

Early season heat wave for memorial day weekend. Climate Central

Apple to use only green power for main data center. Reuters

US slaps tariffs on Chinese solar panels. New York Times

Global warming threatens pine forests, forcing federal officials to shift strategy. Washington Post

Promising carbon-capture facility launched in Norway despite doubts. Spiegel

12-month stretch ending in April is warmest on record, NOAA says. MSNBC

April checks in at No. 3 on all-time warmest list for US. Climate Central

Public support slips for steps to curb climate change. USA Today

Global growth of carbon dioxide emissions continues. Chemical & Engineering News

Group pulls plug on billboard linking global warming believers to terrorists. Washington Post

Ice is flowing slower on Greenland than many feared. Climate Central

Obama vs. Romney: Energy. National Journal

Plant study flags dangers of warming world. Reuters

Lights out for research satellites? New York Times

Teachers endure balancing act over climate change curriculum. PBS

New study predicts frack fluids can migrate to aquifers within years. ProPublica

Critics say Discovery Channel’s ‘Frozen Planet’ sidesteps climate change issue. Washington Post

Solar panel demand down nearly 90 percent following subsidy cut. Guardian

Climate change is expanding allergy risks. ClimateWire

Clouds’ effect on climate change is last bastion for dissenters. New York Times