Meter Reading: San Antonio Holds Off on Stage 3 (For Now), Drought-Resistant Ag, and More
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Marion Kujawa looks over a pond he uses to water the cattle on his farm on July 16, 2012 in Ashley, Illinois. Kujawa has been digging the pond deeper after it began to dry up during the current drought. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record.
San Antonio holding off on tougher watering restrictions – “The San Antonio Water System is putting off declaring historic restrictions on watering lawns in the belief that South Texas will eventually see some rain again.” — San Antonio Express-News
Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change – “Across American agriculture, farmers and crop scientists have concluded that it’s too late to fight climate change. They need to adapt to it with a new generation of hardier animals and plants specially engineered to survive, and even thrive, in intense heat, with little rain.” — Associated Press
Louisiana sinkhole roils local natural gas network – “A sinkhole the size of a football field in southern Louisiana has forced energy companies to halt nearby natural gas pipeline activity and draw down fuel from a local storage cavern.” – Reuters
Obama regulations chief pressed attacks on ozone standards — “The outgoing White House regulations chief circulated industry attacks on proposed smog standards among high-level advisers to President Obama, emails released to The Hill through a FOIA request show.” — The Hill