Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Filipa Rodrigues

  • Email: filipa.rodrigues1183@gmail.com

Eyes of the Fires: A Look Back at the 2011 Texas Wildfires

The first wildfires of 2012 are still burning in West Texas, but the Texas Forest Service says they’re mostly contained at this point. It’s a good time to take a look back to the record season of wildfires last year. All told wildfires in 2011 burned nearly four million acres, almost three thousand homes, and took two lives. In the slideshow above, you can see up close the toll they took.

Eyes of the Storm: Photos of Tornado Damage in Texas

As many as ten tornadoes touched down Tuesday around Dallas-Fort Worth, flattening tanker trucks, throwing trailers in the air and damaging many homes. Several hundred homes have been damaged and at least seven people were injured. You can see a slideshow of some of the people and homes affected above.

A View From the Coop: Taking a Closer Look at Poultry Production

Today StateImpact Texas reporter Dave Fehling takes a look at the effects of Texas’ growing poultry industry. Massive farms have brought up concerns about pollution: where all the waste from the chicken plants is going, and what effect its having on Texas waters. Above is a slideshow where you can see some images of “Big Chicken” operations and learn more about their impact on rivers and streams.

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