Meter Reading: More Links Between Drought and Climate Change, Smelly H20 in Austin, and More
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More studies are linking climate change to the Texas drought.
Climate change link to 2011 drought, heat? 3 studies say yes in mixed verdict – “Three studies recently in the news have linked the drought to manmade global warming. Considered together, they illustrate the emerging nature of scientific efforts that seek to identify and measure the extreme-event fingerprint of that warming trend, as well as the inevitable expert disagreements about a young and evolving branch of science.” — Texas Climate News
What’s That Smell? Algae Bloom Causing ‘Musty’ Smelling Water – “A blue green algae bloom in Lake Austin may lead to “musty” or “earthy” smelling and tasting water for some Austinites says Austin Water, the utility responsible for city water treatment and distribution.” — KUT News
Animation: Watch U.S. drought spread state to state in 2012 – “By early July 2012, more than 60% of the contiguous United States was experiencing drought conditions. That’s nearly double the area from early January, as this animation from NOAA shows.” — EarthSky
EPA: Monitoring company falsified emissions reports at Sunray refinery – “An emissions monitoring company working for a refinery in Sunray falsified air emissions reports to federal regulators for two years, according to court records.” — Amarillo Globe-News