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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.