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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Drought Forcing Ranchers to Trim Herds

The scorching heat and unrelenting drought are forcing members of the largest livestock association in Texas to reduce their herds by almost 40 percent, but it hasn't shaken their confidence in the future of the industry.

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Tropical Weather for Texas? Maybe

Houston Chronicle Science Reporter Eric Berger is reading the meteorological tea leaves, and he reports today there's an outside chance that a tropical depression in the Caribbean is on a track that could take it into the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas - soon. 

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Hurricane Irene Leaves Floods and Mayhem in Its Wake Along East Coast [VIDEO]

Before weakening to a tropical storm, the first hurricane of the season hit the Eastern seaboard with torrential rains, strong winds and floods.

Hurricane Irene made landfall on Saturday in North Carolina, moved northward along the coast then slammed into Little Egg Inlet, N.J., as a Category 1 storm. Despite predictions, Irene then lost steam as it lumbered toward New England.

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Heat Wave Sets Records for Power Use

The primary manager of Texas’ electric power grid is waving the red warning flags again.  They say the state could set another record for power usage this week as the heat wave continues, and people need to use less electricity to keep the entire system from breaking down.

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