Meter Reading: Board Calls For Austin Energy Management Change, New Atlas for Climate Change, and More
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A man walks along the dried-up the banks of the Yangtze river, China's longest and most economically important river, in Wuhu, east China's Anhui province in May 2011, where water levels have been 40 percent lower than average levels of the past 50 years.
Austin Energy should be run by an independent board, advisory board says – “The commission that advises the Austin City Council on energy matters has a blunt recommendation: give up oversight of the city-owned electric utility.” — Austin American-Statesman
They’re making deals in the oil field – “U.S. energy companies are rushing into oil and other liquids-rich territories, with the value of natural gas plummeting in recent years.” — San Antonio Express-News
New UN ‘Atlas’ Links Climate Change, Health – ”Two U.N. agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming, showing that there are spikes in meningitis when dust storms hit and outbreaks of dengue fever when hard rains come.” – Associated Press
Seawater gives new life to oil wells in Gulf – “Deep-water drillers are pushing the boundaries of modern technology to help revive the Gulf of Mexico as one of the world’s most prolific oil producers.” — Fuel Fix