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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

‘Underground trespassing’ on Texas Supreme Court’s docket

A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Audio: As Texas’ dams age, a scramble to find fixes

Texas' aging water infrastructure has raised safety concerns throughout the state, and a lack of mechanisms in place to prevent development downstream of dams has hastened the search for solutions.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Audio: New technology takes aim at reservoir evaporation

Scientists say a new technology — involving a material derived from vegetable oil — could save billions of gallons of water from evaporation in Texas. But the technology has faced a rocky path to implementation.

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