A new study calculates the total water usage for shale-gas production in Texas. While the total water usage doesn't overwhelm state resources currently, the variability in local conditions over time will call for more careful consideration of water resources in the future.
It is often assumed that global warming will make mountain trees climb uphill. A new long-view study shows that this is not always the case, meaning that managers must take heed when planning the future of their forests.
Local leaders must prepare for sea-level rise and coastal disaster management. Besides property damage, issues of social justice will arise because minorities, the poor, and the most vulnerable people are at greater risk than others.