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Report: Smart lawn watering could save big

Report: Smart lawn watering could save big

By Neena Satija and Aamena AhmedTexas Tribune Even Texans with the greenest of lawns water them too much, many landscape experts say. And if everyone would turn on the sprinklers…

Friends of the Brazos asks for help in water rights fight

Friends of the Brazos asks for help in water rights fight

  Special to the Current Friends of the Brazos, a nonprofit formed in 2005 mainly to try to block the Brazos River Authority’s unprecedented water rights application to take water…

Texas parks hoping for a funding boost

Texas parks hoping for a funding boost

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune Garner State Park, 1,800 acres of Hill Country with a spring-fed river and numerous hiking trails, is the most visited Texas state park. Incredibly popular…

Texas oil and gas royalties hit record in 2014

Texas oil and gas royalties hit record in 2014

Special to the Current AUSTIN – The Texas oil and natural gas industry paid a record $15.7 billion in state and local taxes and royalties in 2014, the highest figure…

Liveblog: Environment discussed at Texas Tribune Tribfest

Liveblog: Environment discussed at Texas Tribune Tribfest

Texas Tribune We’re liveblogging the sessions from the2014 Texas Tribune Festival‘s Environment track. The sessions include panels on the state’s water needs, the Texas coast, agriculture in the state and Texas’ battles with…

Staples to head oil and gas association

Staples to head oil and gas association

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune The Texas Oil and Gas Association has named Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples its next president. “It will be my honor and privilege to work with…

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted waters

Drillers, but not fracking, tied to tainted waters

https://www.texastribune.org/2014/09/15/drillers-not-fracking-tied-tainted-water/ By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune Oil and gas activities – but not hydraulic fracturing – tainted drinking water wells atop North Texas’ Barnett Shale and Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, according…

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/21/texas-announces-land-conservation-purchase-bp-doll/ A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: just over 17,000 acres…

Railroad Commission hopefuls discuss well waste disposal plan

Railroad Commission hopefuls discuss well waste disposal plan

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/14/railroad-commission-hopefuls-scrutinize-quake-resp/ Two Texas Railroad Commission hopefuls on Wednesday called the agency’s efforts to regulate wastewater disposal wells a good first step in addressing the spate…

Scorching weather sends scorpions scurrying inside homes

Scorching weather sends scorpions scurrying inside homes

From Staff Reports You turn on a light and you see something crawling across the floor or climbing up a wall. You lift a toilet lid and there’s one clinging…

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