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Market to Market (October 10, 2014)

posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Market to Market (October 10, 2014)
Full Program: Texas ranchers drive their herds north in search of grazing land and feedlots. Market to Market unveils a new educational resource for agricultural instructors. We learn how a baseball park built in a cornfield 25 years ago, continues to draw... Full Story

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released... Full Story

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.... Full Story

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and... Full Story

Canadian company starts Keystone pipeline in Texas

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

A Canadian company has started operating the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and Canada. Full Story

Microsoft Enters 20-year Deal for Texas Wind Power

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has reached a 20-year deal to directly buy wind energy from a turbine farm being built in Texas. The tech giant announced the agreement Monday with RES Americas, a wind and solar developer. It declined to put a... Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds. Full Story

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)

posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Market to Market (November 1, 2013)
Full Program: Strong storms dump more than a foot of rain in central Texas. A bipartisan conference committee gets down to business on the Farm Bill. And studies link the use of agrochemicals to serious health issues in Argentina. Market analysis with Mark Gold. Full Story

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High
The United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for wind power, and for the first time, the Department of Energy reports that wind energy became the top source of NEW U.S. electricity generation in 2012. Full Story

Texas horse breeders take clone battle to court

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

The nation's pre-eminent quarter horse association, trying hard to safeguard a prestigious registry that adds financial value to listed animals, faced off in court Wednesday against two breeders who claim the organization is wrongly excluding... Full Story

Federal Agency Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has displayed a lack of urgency in the wake of a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion and must regulate potentially explosive chemicals immediately, legislators said Thursday.The Chemical... Full Story

Court Sides With Oklahoma In Red River Dispute

posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas. Full Story

FEMA Denies Aid For Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

FEMA denied the "major disaster declaration" both for public assistance — which would give money to the city to help rebuild — and for further individual aid, which would provide for crisis counseling and other services. Full Story

Longhorn Ancestry Spans Globe

posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Scientists examined some 48,000 genetic markers on DNA from 58 cattle breeds, confirming the Longhorns of today are direct descendants of Spanish cattle brought by Columbus to Hispaniola. Full Story
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