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A closer look at the clash of political and meteorological forces behind Texas’s flood dangers
A hydrologist explores the scientific and societal issues surrounding deadly flooding in the fast-growing exurbs around Austin. Tex.
It was not long ago that Texas was dealing with a searing drought, but now its residents are more likely to be seeking divine intervention for a little sunshine.
In Texas’s exurban counties, a population and building boom has outpaced efforts to cut flash-flood risks and dominates any impact so far from climate change.
Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.
New York City is joining a garbage revolution, with 100,000 households now required to put their organic waste into designated bins.
Growers in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta said they would give up a quarter of their water if California promised not to make further cutbacks.
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line.


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