Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Goodbye To Galveston? Reports Hint at Future Sea-Level Impacts in Texas

New projections put sea-level rise from climate change as high as six meters (20 feet). A mapping tool from the independent research organization Climate Central shows such a rise "are striking, to say the least – the inundation of Galveston, Matagorda and Padre islands, along with cities such as Port Arthur, part of Beaumont, Galveston, Texas City, the Freeport-Lake Jackson area and part of Corpus Christi."

Source: Texas Climate News, 07/14/2015

Univ. of Oklahoma Developed Quake Position While Asking Oilman for $25M

"University of Oklahoma officials were seeking a $25 million donation from billionaire oilman Harold Hamm last year, records show, at a time when scientists at the school were formulating the state's position on oil drilling and earthquakes."

Source: EnergyWire, 06/24/2015

Near Fracking Center, Drinking Water Has More Chemicals and Carcinogens

"Drinking water wells in Texas counties that are home to intensive hydraulic fracturing operations contain elevated levels of more than two dozen metals and chemicals, including carcinogens, according to a new study in Environmental Science & Technology."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/22/2015


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