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Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

posted on February 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers
Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers saying ‘there goes the neighborhood.’ Full Story

Mother Nature delivers a winter wake up call to the U.S.

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Mother Nature delivers a winter wake up call to the U.S.
Severe storms were part of a weather system that brought heavy snow, massive flooding, high winds, and tornadoes across the nation. Full Story

Drought, other factors contribute to larger Texas wildfires

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Larger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces lingering drought, consistent development — driven by millions of new residents and the spread of outlying suburbs — and changes in how the state's land is used. Full Story

Officials believe farming accident sparked Texas wildfire

posted on October 16, 2015 at 1:46 PM

A preliminary investigation indicates a farming accident sparked a wildfire that's consumed more than 7 square miles and destroyed 40 structures in Central Texas, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers
Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers saying ‘there goes the neighborhood.’ Full Story

Texas Regulator Clears Oil and Gas Company of Causing Quakes

posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:06 PM

The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. Full Story

$18.7B Deal Clears Path For BP To Close Books On Gulf Spill

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8... Full Story

Natural gas firm asked to show it's not causing Texas quakes

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A natural gas extraction company controlled by energy giant Exxon Mobil sought to prove Wednesday that it is not to blame for a recent rash of small earthquakes in North Texas, telling a powerful state agency that it believes the earthquakes... Full Story

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)
Full Program: The EPA officially defines what are -- and are not -- "Waters of the U.S.." Torrential rains in Texas lead to catastrophic flooding in America’s 4th largest city. We ride along with a group of storm chasers documenting one of nature’s most ominous... Full Story

New Texas Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. Full Story

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On
The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to global security. Meanwhile, Mother Nature didn't wait for discussion and kept bringing the rain... Full Story

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices
Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have developed innovative coping mechanisms to “thrive when the price takes a dive. Full Story

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa
The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at... Full Story

Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story
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