Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"Easter Snow Helps U.S. Firefighters Slowly Contain Prairie Wildfire"

"A wildfire that has scorched hundreds of thousands acres of prairie and ranch land in Kansas and Oklahoma since last week was slowly being contained, authorities said on Sunday, with a rare Easter snowfall providing some help to fire-fighting teams."

Source: Reuters, 03/28/2016
March 24, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Marfa Dialogues/Houston: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Ballroom Marfa, FotoFest International and the Public Concern Foundation brings the Marfa Dialogues to Houston, Texas as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial exploring the theme of CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Join us as we consider the scale of climate disruption from the hyperlocal to the hyperobject.

Oklahoma Puts New Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes

"Facing a six-year barrage of increasingly large earthquakes, Oklahoma regulators are effectively ordering the state’s powerful oil-and-gas industry to substantially cut back the underground disposal of industry wastes that have caused the tremors across the state."

Source: NY Times, 03/08/2016

"Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business"

"The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems."

Source: NPR, 02/09/2016

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