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  • Texas heating up: Drought, rising sea levels may make state vulnerable to global warming

    05/24/2006 6:33:41 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 40 replies · 830+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/24/2006 | Asher Price
    Within the next century, hotter weather in Central Texas will lead to longer droughts, the amount of water making its way into the Edwards Aquifer will drop, crops may wither, and the tree line that divides lush East Texas and bone-dry West Texas — it now sits just along Interstate 35 — might push east. Austin, in short, could start looking a lot like San Angelo. Those predictions are part of a report on global warming and Texas published today by Environmental Defense, an advocacy group. The report's authors say they wrote the report to urge lawmakers to make rules...
  • The Pulitzer awards reflect discontent (of course with President Bush)

    04/19/2006 6:25:27 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 70 replies · 684+ views
    Market Watch.com ^ | April 19, 2006 | Jon Friedman
    The Pulitzer awards reflect discontent (Of course discontent with President Bush means that it is okay to give Pulitzer Prizes to a newspaper which lied about the NSA non story while breaking National Security Laws.) Commentary: By Jon Friedman, MarketWatch Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Apr 19, 2006 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Many awards presentations are accused of being out of touch with the public or even appearing to be popularity contests. But I contend that many of the Pulitzer Prizes, handed out on Monday, accurately reflected the nation's growing discontent with President Bush. In particular, the awards presented to...