Meter Reading: Stage 2 Restrictions for Austin, National Parks Threatened By Rising Seas, and More
Wild ponies cross a small creek after being rounded up before making an annual swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, on July 21, 2012 in Assateague Island, Virginia. Sea level rise and climate change put the park at risk.
Stage 2 Watering Restrictions Take Effect Next Week – “The City of Austin is implementing Stage 2 water restrictions starting Tuesday because of declining lake levels, but the rules will be slightly different than before.” — KUT News
Rep. Flores says energy deal possible even if President Obama is reelected – “Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) said on Thursday it remains politically possible for Congress to strike a deal on energy legislation even if President Obama gets reelected, but the likelihood of reaching a compromise will depend on prices at the pump.” — The Hill
East Coast National Parks at Risk From Sea Level’s Rise — “A new report from the Natural Resource Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization outlines how these places Americans have pledged to preserve are changing as the planet warms.” — New York Times
Houston Utility Lineman Ready To Return The Favor In Louisiana – “Linemen from Houston’s CenterPoint Energy are on the way to Louisiana this afternoon to help restore power to several million people. The help is similar to what Houston got after Ike in 2008.” — KUHF