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    Texas Cities Addressing Global Warming

    In May, 2008 an LBJ School of Public Affairs graduate student produced a  report for Public Citizen outlining steps Texas cities were taking to address global warming.  See the report: "Texas Cities Addressing Global Warming"

    TEXAS' GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS

    A study by the Tellus Institute for the World Wildlife Fund in 2000 found that Texas leads the nation in job creation potential under global warming “solutions” scenarios. See the report: "Texas' Global Warming Solutions"

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    2015 Hottest Year on Record: What it Means for Texas

    If you felt like 2015 was exceptionally warmer than usual, you weren’t alone. Last month, scientists declared 2015 the hottest year on record. Some of this heat can be attributed to the El Niño weather pattern releasing heat from the Pacific Ocean into the atmosphere, but most of the record-breaking heat is from climate changes […]


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    Monday, February 15, 2016 4:21:22 PM

    Confronting the Environmental Crime in Porter Ranch

    The massive natural gas leak in Porter Ranch, CA, just outside of Los Angeles, has been temporarily capped. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the leak isn’t yet permanently stopped and that it has already done incredible damage over the 111 days it spewed methane and toxic chemicals into the air. The […]


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    Friday, February 12, 2016 12:16:15 PM

    Protecting our Workers from Climate Change

    The world is getting hotter. And for those who work outdoors, climate change could mean very dangerous working conditions. As the heat index increases, stricter regulations and safety practices need to be implemented to ensure the health of our workers. Not doing so could be the difference between life and death. People working jobs that […]


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    Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:30:22 AM

    Problems with New ERCOT Report on EPA Clean Power Plan

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released a report yesterday titled “ERCOT Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan” regarding the costs, benefits, and concerns of Texas’ compliance with Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, put forth by the EPA on June 2, 2014, would set […]


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    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:10:06 PM

    5 Deadly and Disruptive Heat Waves of 2013

     Australia experienced record-breaking temperatures and many other countries are experiencing uncharacteristically intense heat waves. Whether or not these events are related to climate change has been questioned in the past, but has recently come to light as something that is very probable. Recently, researchers and scientists come up with the phrase “extreme event attribution” which […]


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    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:30:55 AM

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