A new study says the United States is spewing 50 percent more methane than the federal government estimates. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Scientists say that means methane may be a bigger global warming issue than they thought. Methane is 21 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, the most abundant global warming gas, although it doesn't stay in the air as long.
When a series of tornadoes battered Central Oklahoma last spring, close to 4,500 houses were damaged or destroyed. Six months later, many organizations are helping rebuild these homes and restore normalcy to the affected families. One of those organizations, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, has just finished its first home for one couple affected by the storms.
Six months after a series of tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City area, we’re looking back this week at the role of private donations in the recovery effort.
Whenever a disaster strikes, Oklahomans and people from across the country generally pitch in and do whatever they can to help. But in the final part of our series, we find despite people’s best intentions, oftentimes the help that arrives is not the help that’s needed most.
Six months after tornadoes devastated the Oklahoma City area, we’re looking back this week at the role of private donations in the recovery effort.
When the storms hit, the media were some of the greatest sources for information. They assumed authority, provided immediacy and acted as a clearinghouse for the influx of data. But in part two of our series today, we investigate whether the media’s response was as efficient as it seemed to be.
Six months after a series of devastating tornados touched down in Central Oklahoma, we’re taking a look back this week at the recovery effort. In the aftermath of the storms, private charities raised close to $70 million, and tens of millions more in in-kind donations poured into the region. But some of that aid was more helpful than others.
In part one of our series today, we look at local businesses who donated their proceeds and the balance between good public relations and an altruistic desire to help.
Eastern Red Cedar trees are bad for Oklahoma. The volatile oils they contain can cause the trees to explode during wildfires, spreading embers over hundreds of yards. They crowd out other plants, force wildlife off their habitats, and steal rainfall — which is bad news during a drought.
As The Journal Record‘s Brian Brus reports, it’s been said each red cedar can guzzle dozens of gallons of water each day:
Frigid air continues to push into the southern plains, bringing unseasonably cold conditions and a hard freeze warning to Oklahoma.
High temperatures Tuesday will struggle to reach the 40s, with wind chills in the 30s throughout the day.
Overnight lows will fall into the 17-to-27 degree range across the state early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. This hard freeze will also end the growing season.
Temperatures will slowly rebound through the weekend, with highs returning to near 60 degrees by Friday.