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Boat Draining For Zebra Mussels Goes Statewide

Holiday boating over Fourth of July weekend in Texas will include more regulations meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

06/29/2014

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New Frisco Restrictions Limit Watering To 2x’s A Month

Twice a month — starting today that’s how many times Frisco residents can water their lawns. The new restrictions are part of the city’s newly adopted water rules.

CBSDFW.COM–06/29/2014

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Businesses Praise Rainfall At Lake Granbury

Heaven sent — that’s how business owners near Lake Granbury describe the downpours North Texas saw this week. Without the rain July 4th would have been a bust, but now they’re expecting fireworks.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2014

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Texas’ Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels

Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.

06/26/2014

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Webcams Offer Unflinching Look At Nature

Wildlife webcam operators around the world are grappling with a problem. Viewers do not want to see any harm come to the critters that they have grown to love.

06/26/2014

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House Fire Risks Can Be Reduced Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2014

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Beef Prices At All Time High

Beef: it’s still what’s for dinner, it’s just more expensive than it’s ever been.

06/25/2014

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Wetland Water Re-Use Project Saving North Texans Millions

In the middle of extreme drought, fresh water is pouring into Richland Chambers reservoir near Corsicana. It’s more than 60-million gallons per day, enough to supply more than 350,000 people in North Texas.

CBS 11–06/24/2014

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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

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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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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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