Meter Reading: Drought Actually Sweetens Texas Produce, Secrets of Hissing Trees, and More
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The drought is actually resulting in sweeter produce this year.
Drought Actually Sweetens the Produce – “Texas farmers are saying this year’s produce may be some of the sweetest ever, despite triple-digit temperatures and dry lands.” – KUT
Texas among the worst polluters – “An environmental group ranked Texas among the nation’s worst industrial polluters. The National Resources Defense Council said in a report that Texas pumped 41.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air in 2010, meaning the electricity sector accounting for roughly 25 percent of the state’s pollution.” – Fuel Fix
The Secrets of Hissing Trees – ”Three years ago, a researcher collecting tree core samples in Connecticut was startled to see one of the trees begin to hiss and spit. Even more surprising, he found that the leaking gas could be set on fire.” – New York Times