Public radio reporter @KUT. I cover Energy / Environment. RTs ≠ endorsements.
RT @mooncult: Protesters in Chile employing Lasers en masse to disorient, neutralize Riot Police https://t.co/MsBJLCSZuD
RT @GilmourUN: My brief (and farewell) comments at the UN on human rights and Israel-Palestine. Spoken from the heart, having worked on the…
RT @malloryfalk: Closed out a long week at ⁦@BorderTuner⁩, listening to cross-border conversations and watching lights intersect over El Pa…
The stay likely makes Abbott’s decision [whether to commute the sentence] moot until Reed’s appeals are exhausted. twitter.com/KUT/status/119…
Boris the tortoise is still out there people. Anyone come across a random Russian tortoise? It could be him! I still believe he will be found. twitter.com/England_Weber/…
RT @MoseBuchele: Austin City Council just passed a rule that puts about 3,200 more homes and businesses in the 100 year floodplain (maybe y…
RT @England_Weber: Four years ago, my tortoise of 12 years, Boris, went to get cigarettes and hasn’t come back (yet). @MoseBuchele told the…
RT @AlexSteffen: This is the simplest graphical representation of ongoing, repeated foresight failure I've ever seen. . (graph: @CarbonBri…
RT @HoustonChron: Texas oil industry cutting payroll amid slowdown bit.ly/37c1bnF
RT @kyledcheney: A story in two acts: https://t.co/nEWSpgiAVN
If your home is in a 100 year floodplain, new building regulations and ownership requirements kick in. If you want to build, you need to elevate the property above a certain level. If you carry a mortgage you need to have flood insurance. 5/7 kut.org/post/flood-ris…
But here's the scary part. Flood risk is determined using historic data. Climate science shows us that storms are getting worse and worse. That means that even the updated flood maps are not giving us a true sense of our future flood risk in Texas. 7/7 kut.org/post/texas-flo…
City infrastructure is also affected. In the early 2000s Austin spent $15 million building a flood wall to protect the Las Cimas neighborhood, removing it from the 100 year floodplain. The new maps show that that wall won't be enough. 6/7 kut.org/post/austin-sp…
Knowing big floods are more likely, the City decided to update flood maps. These are maps that designate the risk of floods in any given area. The new maps moved most parts of town that were in the 500 year to the 100 year floodplain. What does that mean? 3/7
A home in a 500 year floodplain has a 6% chance of flooding in the course of a 30 year mortgage. A home in a 100 year floodplain has a 26% chance. This is calculated with historic data from before climate change really started messing with the weather (more on that later). 4/7
The change was proposed after the National Weather Service updated its data on rainfall in Texas. Recent totals show that heavier rains are more likely than we thought. That means floods are too. It's what you would expect thanks to climate change! 2/7 kut.org/post/massive-c…
Austin City Council just passed a rule that puts about 3,200 more homes and businesses in the 100 year floodplain (maybe yours?). If you want to know what that means here's a thread on it with some of my reporting. 1/7
Follow @ValOnTheBorder for great border reporting. Highly recommended. twitter.com/ValOnTheBorder…
RT @ValOnTheBorder: A look at the rush to the hospital after an hours-long wait at the bridge for a sick migrant toddler. @JodiGoodwin17 t…
RT @ZLabe: Very slow sea ice growth continues in the Chukchi Sea. 2019 remains a record low and outlier relative to the satellite-era recor…
RT @RylandKY: Amid Recanvass, Bevin Concedes Election wfpl.org/after-recanvas…
Counterpoint to IEA energy forecasts, by overstating growth in fossil fuel sector "the IEA is effectively creating its own reality." twitter.com/AukeHoekstra/s…
"Oil output is expected to keep rising over the next decade with 85% of the increase in production coming from the United States." cnbc.com/amp/2019/11/12…
RT @mtracey: This guy is the head of the most influential Democratic SuperPAC twitter.com/beychok/status…
RT @thomas_violence: personal news from me: tomorrow is my last day as pop culture editor at Fanbuzz, after which I'll be starting as deput…
RT @IlhanMN: There's a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup. We must unequivocally opp…
Here Evo Morales confirms that there is a warrent out for his arrest and his house has been ransacked. Worth remembering that he agreed to a new election earlier today. twitter.com/evoespueblo/st…
RT @LulaOficial: Acabo de saber que houve um golpe de estado na Bolívia e que o companheiro @evoespueblo foi obrigado a renunciar. É lament…
RT @GabrielHetland: Other sources also confirm arrest warrant issued for Evo and military has taken his presidential airplane. . This seems…
RT @mclyons4: Most people know that I am not a pro- OR anti-death penalty advocate - my job was to be an impartial witness for years. But t…
RT @Kizzume: YouTube is updating their Terms of Service on 10 December, 2019. It presents an awful possibility for the future of creators…
RT @Prison_Health: Univ. of Michigan Law School study found that people who have their criminal records cleared experience an increase in w…
Instacart workers demanding better pay. medium.com/@nopenever50/i…
RT @taykuy: The Federal Reserve cannot "afford to ignore" the economic impacts of climate change, says San Francisco Fed President Mary Dal…
RT @ggreenwald: Lula is likely to leave Sergio Moro's unjust prison today because of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. He wrote what his li…
Climate change will bring heat in the Gulf region to "extreme danger" levels. Making the Hajj unsafe for pilgrims, according to this study. twitter.com/MIT_CEE/status…
RT @wilfredchan: ICE rolled an armored military vehicle. with a gunner in the roof. through an immigrant community in Queens. https://t.c…
Really interesting study on how climate denial influences what people pay for houses that could be in the ocean by the end of the century. kut.org/post/climate-c…
RT @energysmartohio: "Green Mountain Power said it saved ratepayers $500,000 by reducing peak demand during a heat wave last July by callin…
RT @adamjohnsonNYC: the problem is it doesnt. 44 of the 44 people indicted by the International Criminal Court have been African. Absent an…
RT @PamelaPlotkin: This is what leadership looks like twitter.com/eckerdcollege/…
Would be a cool trend if everyone just started cutting their own versions of this timeless classic. twitter.com/raulveiga/stat…
Weird tweet. The people marching in this photo are Morales supporters. Mine workers, according to the caption. twitter.com/Reuters/status…
RT @daveweigel: If we are heading into an "elitism" primary news cycle, here's something fun: Biden, Sanders, or Warren would be the first…
RT @KySecofState: My office has received a recanvass request from @GovMattBevin. The recanvass will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 14th at 9:0…
RT @KerryonClimate: Austin is among the few cities around the globe that have passed their peak in greenhouse gas emissions. So far, despi…
RT @daveweigel: Beshear won by roughly double the margin that Trump won Michigan by three years ago twitter.com/jbouie/status/…
RT @WellsDunbar: This is the parent company of the hotel/restaurant. A personal pet peeve of mine is when companies appropriate union icono…
RT @TheHorrorMaster: Funny how time flies. On this day in 1988, I released a movie that is still going on today, called "They Live" starrin…
RT @TravisCOSW: Extended: big story will be a strong cold front on Thursday. With it showers and storms, a strong north wind, and falling t…
RT @Myrmecos: The lovely and elegant southern black widow, Latrodectus mactans. In spite of a fearsome reputation, bites are rare and the…
Thats when they're in the pipes. 🤞
RT @sistercelluloid: @BillCorbett Hubs and I, both independent contractors, pay about $30,000 per year in premiums. If that expense were go…
Zebra Mussels appearing quite at home in Lady Bird Lake. https://t.co/SzbH4KX85u
One of my kids has strategically placed caches of Halloween candy throughout the house. https://t.co/K1NAaPhHPM
RT @SirajAHashmi: Holy shit. Wait til the end. https://t.co/PZbBOm1txK
RT @nickusen: every time i almost get mad online, i just try to think about david lynch & harry dean stanton talking about how none of this…
RT @NathanRott: This. This. This. This. Thank you. twitter.com/susie_c/status…
RT @NomikiKonst: If you believe in a free press and well, democratic values, this @MaxBlumenthal arrest should alarm you. A great break dow…
RT @elaadeliahu: People protest NYPD policing the MTA by mass hopping the turnstiles https://t.co/Roli76gPMX
RT @russellgold: What if we build a "super grid" to move renewable energy around? The Energy Department looked at this and concluded it w…
Seems like such a transparent way of trying to avoid attention. At what point do these tactics backfire and engender more public anger? twitter.com/ClaireMcInerny…
RT @taykuy: This is a big deal and will drive change pretty quick if it catches on: Some bond investors shy away from coal-dependent electr…
RT @GeeDee215: Deadspin was a profitable, very influential site doing the thing it was already doing. these dudes came in and thought they…
RT @hshierholz: From late 2017 through late 2018, it looked like wage growth was picking up. THAT ENDED. Wage growth has been backsliding t…
RT @travisbubenik: Dems sue Texas, saying early voting restrictions will disenfranchise college students. From @cam_langford for @Courthous…
RT @WellsDunbar: Tune in to the annual @Eklektikos Halloween show! play.kutx.org/index.html ⚰️
Look what followed me around the trail on my night run. https://t.co/HAhaCHmK9Z
RT @rofold: 4 weeks ago I went to the hottest ACL on record it was like 97 - WTF twitter.com/kxan_weather/s…
This great investigation includes this damning tidbit: Heads of Railroad Commission Surface Mining and Reclamation Division were fired for retaliation against staffers who “voiced professional opinions that appear to be adverse to industry.” Yikes. texastribune.org/2019/10/30/how…
RT @steffdaz: An inmate crew walks up Tigertail Road #GettyFire https://t.co/LSmmOgCw6e
RT @TopherJNeely: Austin's Homelessness Strategy Officer, Lori Pampilo Harris, made a demonstrably false comment today regarding parolees c…
RT @jswatz: Big, ugly news from the world of science: thanks to more accurate satellite measurements, previous estimates of the effects of…
RT @tomgara: Teens think they have an all-purpose insult for uncool people over 30 with "OK boomer", but little do they know uncool people…
Went by the Harry Ransom Center thinking they might have Poe's desk out for 🦇Halloween🦇. No desk this year, but they are festuring a lot of posters for old stage magician acts from Houdini's archive. Very cool. https://t.co/SIomNp8A2h
Was surprised to learn how many states DON'T mandate that home sellers disclose details about their properties flood history. Texas has just strengthened its rules. npr.org/2019/10/27/772…
RT @arlenparsa: Look how Trump’s face changes when he realizes an entire stadium is booing him https://t.co/E46rzbzmbl
RT @JoshuaPotash: Shocking scenes in Barcelona tonight. Police clashing with demonstrators, and being completely overwhelmed. https://t.…
RT @TheEnergyGang: Saturday morning listening: We talk with @GavinBade this week about the oil industry lobbying against utility electric v…
RT @cushbomb: Tired: A Rudy Giuliani movie directed by the Coens Wired: A Steve Bannon movie directed by Harmony Korine
Bats, salamanders, grackles. The owls gotta get their turn. twitter.com/austintowers/s…
Interesting thread about the recently reported rise in air pollution. twitter.com/mclott/status/…
RT @tlangford: Been reading the "police reports" from @TPWDparks for years. Hey, #WillacyCounty teen ... Please consider investigative re…
RT @Forrest4Trees: If you're wondering what happened to the failed, too-radical-for-the-Senate Trump judicial nominee who said trans kids w…
We got almost four inches of rain at our house in East Austin. Been waiting for this since maybe June? twitter.com/NWSSanAntonio/…
RT @Zhirji28: BREAKING: @MassAGO Maura Healey just sued @exxonmobil to hold the oil company "accountable for misleading the state's investo…
RT @cohan_ds: I had expected Trump policies to slow progress on air quality, but to see particulate matter -- the deadliest air pollutant -…
RT @evan7257: At Monday’s mayoral debate I asked about the impact of climate change on Houston’s economy and didn’t get any real answers. W…
RT @tomgara: The guy appointed by Betsy DeVos to oversee the federal student loan system is resigning, says he now believes the government…
RT @AlexSteffen: Critical point. VW is one of several giant, traditionally high-carbon companies now making huge bets on the snap forward…
 
 
 
 
 
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