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OKG Newsletter


Topic: environment

Sun and shade


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Visitors at Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center can’t miss it: A massive, gray and black solar-panel system now looms over half of the parking lot, providing both shade and power for the medical facility and the more than 225,000 veterans it serves.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Water and wishful thinking


Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
I want to thank Oklahoma Gazette for featuring three important stories, in back-to-back issues, about our looming water crisis. Western Oklahoma hasn’t had measurable rain in about three years. Farm ponds are dry. Foss Lake is in crisis. Clinton is in dire water straits, and the list grows.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

OKC, get serious about water conservation


Commentary

David Ocamb

It’s often said you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In terms of resources, nothing could be closer to the truth. Oklahoma is blessed with many resources — resources that have helped us build Oklahoma City from the desolate ghost town I remember as a child, during the oil bust, into one of our country’s best-kept secrets for quality of life.

 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

H2OMG!

As if the drought isn’t enough, Oklahoma’s climate-change scientists warn of more extreme weather.


News

Shauna Lawyer Struby
Oklahomans tend toward the folksy and poetic when talking about the mercurial qualities of the state’s terrain, weather and geography. It’s a relationship forged living amid volatile weather in a place that, per square mile, boasts the most ecosystems in the nation, where ecological disasters of epic proportions, such as The Dust Bowl, take place.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Piping up

Metro foes of the Keystone XL pipeline step up acts of civil disobedience to show their opposition to the project.


News

James Cooper
In an effort to prevent a controversial pipeline’s construction in Oklahoma, some metro residents have engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, going to jail as a result.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bashing coal


Letters to the Editor

Doug Rixmann
Very interesting commentary by the local chapter of the Sierra Club on coal (Whitney Pearson, “OG&E must move past coal”) in the April 10 Oklahoma Gazette. It's no secret that this group has openly said it wants to shut down the coal industry. Let’s examine the Sierra Club's record on their ability to be objective on said issue, shall we?
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Get off of coal


Letters to the Editor

Casey Holcomb
Whitney Pearson’s April 10 commentary (”OG&E must move past coal,” Oklahoma Gazette) did an excellent job illustrating how our state stands to gain by getting off coal and leading the U.S. in making a rapid transition to clean and renewable energy.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Worst-case scenario

OKC officials roll out a possible water conservation plan in case of a brutally dry summer.


News

Tim Farley
If drought conditions worsen in Oklahoma City, homeowners won’t be mowing thick, lush lawns this summer.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ASK and tell


News

Rachael Cervenka
Asking a question is a fairly simple task. It’s also the driving force behind a public campaign aimed at raising awareness in Oklahoma about energy efficiency, health, local foods and more.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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