Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Now Read This: Our Top Five Posts

You’re probably recovering from too much nog and eating leftover ham sandwiches, but in case you missed it, here’s out top five new posts from the last week:

  1. Due to Drought, Houston Drinking More Dallas Wastewater: It’s long been a joke based on facts: take a drink from a tap in Houston and say ‘thank you’ to your friends in Dallas for flushing their toilets. We explain what’s exactly coming out of your faucet.
  2. Fracking Company Goes on the Offensive Against EPA Report: The company behind a fracking well in Wyoming that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says may have contaminated water sources isn’t taking the agency’s accusations lying down.
  3. What is Santa’s Carbon Footprint? Yes, someone actually took the time to calculate Santa’s impact on the atmosphere. While we all know he brings plenty of cheer, a new infographic shows his operation has a carbon footprint much bigger than a lump of coal.
  4. Texas Wildfires Scattered Birds to the Wind: During a year of exceptional drought, heat and wildfires, conservationists across Texas are paying close attention to the welfare of local bird populations.
  5. Hundreds of Millions of Trees Could be Lost to the Drought: A new estimate by the Texas Forest Service says that as many as 500 million trees have died this year because of the drought.


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