Environment

Study Recommends Abandoning West Galveston island
A study by scientists at Rice University says Galveston officials should seriously consider abandoning the west end of the island -- and retreating to the area behind the seawall to avoid being swamped by rising seas.
Northern Lights Seen Down South
A dazzling display of the Northern Lights amazed and delighted skywatchers across North America from Canada all the way south to Arkansas Monday night, October 24th, painting the sky with striking green and even rare red hues.
Fire Danger Continues Despite Cooler Weather
The Texas Forest Service and local fire departments say despite the cooler weather, and a little rain here and there, the state's high fire danger hasn't gone away.
Here in east Texas, conditions are dry as they've ever been, and the bans on outdoor burning are still in effect.
Warm Today — Chilly Tomorrow
We have good news and we have bad news.  The good news is that the first strong cold front of the season is expected to push through east Texas tonight or early tomorrow. The bad news is that it won't bring much if any rain with it.
Climatologist Says Drought Could Last Until 2020
Oh joy.  Another decade of this?  That's what weather experts are saying.  The state climatologist for Texas says the record drought of 2011 could be just the beginning of a long dry spell that could last until 2020 or beyond.
East Texas Forest Economy Takes Huge Hit from Wildfires
We've known for some time that this year's wildfire season has been the worst in the state's history, but now we know what that means in dollars and cents for the east Texas timber industry.
The Texas Forest Service reports over the last 10 months, east Texas wildfires have wiped out …

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