water http://kgou.org en What Winter Will Be Like In 100 Years http://kgou.org/post/what-winter-will-be-100-years One of the upsides to the seemingly endless winter of 2014 was that you had time to think.<p>And to ask futuristic questions, such as: What will the American Winter of 2114 be like?<p>Here are some of the answers.<p><strong>Milder: </strong>In the midst of the Sochi Olympics, the <em>New York Times</em> posted a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/opinion/sunday/the-end-of-snow.html?_r=1" target="_blank">wake-up piece</a> about the future of snow skiing. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:26:24 +0000 Linton Weeks 25977 at http://kgou.org What Winter Will Be Like In 100 Years Bill to Allow New Tax On Limestone And Sand Mines Dead Until Next Year http://kgou.org/post/bill-allow-new-tax-limestone-and-sand-mines-dead-until-next-year <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a href="http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20INT/hB/HB1876%20INT.PDF" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="OKleglink">Representative Charles McCall’s bill</a>&nbsp;to allow counties to impose a tax on sand and limestone mining operations that sell their product elsewhere didn Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:24:00 +0000 Logan Layden 25988 at http://kgou.org Bill to Allow New Tax On Limestone And Sand Mines Dead Until Next Year Bill To Change Permit Process For Mines In Sensitive Aquifer Clears Senate Committee http://kgou.org/post/bill-change-permit-process-mines-sensitive-aquifer-clears-senate-committee <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">When Oklahomans apply for a permit from most state agencies to, say, dam a river or build a wind farm, formal public hearings are held before the permit is issued, where evidence is presented, concerns are voiced, and legally binding decisions are made.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:28:37 +0000 Logan Layden 23919 at http://kgou.org Bill To Change Permit Process For Mines In Sensitive Aquifer Clears Senate Committee Lawmakers Question Governors’ Deal To Let Texas Pump Water From Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/lawmakers-question-governors-deal-let-texas-pump-water-oklahoma <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:19:00 +0000 Logan Layden 23126 at http://kgou.org Lawmakers Question Governors’ Deal To Let Texas Pump Water From Oklahoma Oil Boom Keeping Western Oklahoma Towns Afloat Amid Worsening Drought http://kgou.org/post/oil-boom-keeping-western-oklahoma-towns-afloat-amid-worsening-drought <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Drought and agriculture don’t mix very well. So after&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/tag/drought/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">three years of intense drought</a>, you might expect rural western Oklahoma communities — where fortunes have traditionally hinged on the condition of wheat crops — to be dying on the vine.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">But no. As&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Journal Record</em>‘s&nbsp;<a href="http://journalrecord.com/2014/02/07/drought-adaptation-ag-economy-shifts-to-petroleum-general-news/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="JournalRecordLink">Brian Brus reports</a>, many of these towns are adapting to a new economy with a little help from the oil and gas industry.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:28:50 +0000 Logan Layden 22956 at http://kgou.org Oil Boom Keeping Western Oklahoma Towns Afloat Amid Worsening Drought Deal Struck to Avoid New Border Dispute Between Oklahoma And Texas http://kgou.org/post/deal-struck-avoid-new-border-dispute-between-oklahoma-and-texas <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Determining exactly where the border between Oklahoma and Texas is along the Red River has been a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mgr02" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="TSHlink">touchy subject</a>&nbsp;for more than a century.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Logan Layden 22078 at http://kgou.org Deal Struck to Avoid New Border Dispute Between Oklahoma And Texas Lake Texoma Residents Say They Don’t Want To Hoard Water, But Feel Ignored http://kgou.org/post/lake-texoma-residents-say-they-don-t-want-hoard-water-feel-ignored <p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Logan Layden 22021 at http://kgou.org Lake Texoma Residents Say They Don’t Want To Hoard Water, But Feel Ignored State Water Leaders Give Grim Drought Update And Push For More Conservation http://kgou.org/post/state-water-leaders-give-grim-drought-update-and-push-more-conservation <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The fact that lakes in eastern Oklahoma are full, and last year was wetter than normal for many areas of the state makes some people think the three-year drought is over.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Logan Layden 21998 at http://kgou.org State Water Leaders Give Grim Drought Update And Push For More Conservation Frustrations And Rumors Bubble To The Surface As Lake Texoma Waters Retreat http://kgou.org/post/frustrations-and-rumors-bubble-surface-lake-texoma-waters-retreat <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:38:18 +0000 Logan Layden 21611 at http://kgou.org Frustrations And Rumors Bubble To The Surface As Lake Texoma Waters Retreat Pressure On Arkansas Polluters Behind Recent Illinois River Water Quality Gains http://kgou.org/post/pressure-arkansas-polluters-behind-recent-illinois-river-water-quality-gains <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Former State Attorney General Drew Edmondson&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/srch/7DB11B73010BFF99862572B4006F60FB" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="oagLink">filed a lawsuit</a>&nbsp;against the Arkansas poultry industry in 2005.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:51:56 +0000 Logan Layden 21275 at http://kgou.org Pressure On Arkansas Polluters Behind Recent Illinois River Water Quality Gains