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Climatologists Hold North Texas Drought Forum

State and federal climatologists are hosting a public forum on Tuesday to discuss the persistent drought that has afflicted the Southern Plains states since 2011.

06/24/2014

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Rain Harvesters Overflowing After Weekend Storms

Water experts at Texas A&M say the runoff from as little as 2-inches of rain can fill a 55-gallon drum.

06/23/2014

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US Mayors Unanimously Pass Climate Change Ideas

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.

06/23/2014

Woodland Trust Inspect Trees For Signs Of Ash Dieback Disease

Mayors To Vote On Climate Change Resolution

U.S. mayors gathered in Texas will decide whether to endorse a call for cities to use nature to fight the effects of climate change.

06/23/2014

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Harley-Davidson To Unveil Electric Bike

Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week at an invitation-only event in New York. Several riders will then go on a 30-city tour to test drive the bikes.

06/19/2014

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Denton Considers Banning Fracking

For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. But this former farming center is considering a revolt.

06/19/2014

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GOP Governors: EPA Carbon Dioxide Rules A Job Killer

Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states met in Texas Monday and said that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.

06/16/2014

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North Texas Prisoner Garden Changing Lives & Boosting Budgets

Hill County’s new garden by the jail is saving thousands of dollars in prison grocery costs. The first harvest isn’t yet complete, but the vegetables harvested so far have saved nearly $2,000.

CBS 11–06/16/2014

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Water Woes Force Brewers To Tighten Taps

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfires threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year.

06/12/2014

Woodland Trust Inspect Trees For Signs Of Ash Dieback Disease

Scientists Explore Trees To Clean Pollution

One of the nation’s largest chemical companies and a conservation group have forged an unlikely partnership that seeks to recreate some forest to curb pollution.

06/09/2014

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Frisco Votes To Curtail Automatic Sprinkler Use

The second fastest-growing city in the country has revised its water restrictions due to low lake levels from Texas’ ongoing drought.

06/07/2014

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Research May Predict West Nile Virus Trends

For the second summer, dozens of live mosquito traps are set up at sites around the city, collecting anywhere from a few – to thousands of mosquitoes per trap each week.

06/04/2014

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Arlington, Chevy, EcoMedia Partner To Beautify Park

The Chevrolet EcoAd grant paid for green improvements around Randol Mill Park. Those involved hosted a dedication ceremony on May 7, 2011.

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