Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

In Mesa Verde, Climate Change Reveals New Treasures, Destroys Old Ones

"Think of Mesa Verde National Park and you probably imagine iconic cliff dwellings sketched in sandstone. Those homes were built by the Ancestral Pueblo before they left the area in the late 13th Century. Climate change may be putting some of those dwellings in jeopardy."

Source: Colorado Public Radio, 08/17/2016

Oklahoma Quakes Decline Amid Curbs on Energy Industry’s Disposal Wells

"The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has fallen 25% in 2016 compared with a year earlier, a decline attributed in part to actions by state regulators to police the oil and gas industry’s practice of pumping wastewater from its operations deep underground."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 07/05/2016


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