Climate change is making Texas hotter — and threatening its water supply: state climatologist

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston on August 27, 2017 to aid residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Texas Army National Guard photo)

“Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state’s infrastructure” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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Texas Is Alienating Abortion Moderates

Since September 1, about 6 million Texans of childbearing age have been living under one of the strictest abortion laws in the developed world. Texas Republicans wrote the law in part to score points with the state’s staunch opponents of abortion rights. But this time, they might have gone too far: Even some people who support certain abortion restrictions, or would not themselves get an abortion, have concerns about the law.
The law, known as S.B.

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Houston Chronicle offers GOP a bit of advice for possibly unseating Texas AG Ken Paxton

FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: AP report …

As the 2022 primary election approaches, many candidates from both sides of the political aisle are looking to unseat Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R).
From indictments dating back to 2015 to biased internally-conducted investigations, there are a number of reasons why potential candidates are lining up to challenge Paxton.
However, the Houston Chronicle “Enough is enough, Ken,” Bush said at his own campaign kickoff back in June.

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A Teen Magazine Icon Is Shattering Her Legend, One Jaw-Dropping Confession at a Time. Why?

When CosmoGirl magazine launched in 1999, it was aimed squarely at girls like me. I turned 12 that year, and back then, my chief concerns were that I didn’t look like Reese Witherspoon, I had never slow-danced with a boy, and I felt hopelessly, irredeemably weird. The second I had the chance, I bought an issue and subscribed. I loved teen magazines and had piles of them in my bedroom, but most of what they contained has long since blended together in my mind into a soup of Skechers ads and best hairstyles for my face shape.

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Ida’s Aftermath Shows Just How Risky Petrochemical Production Is in a Hurricane Zone

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This story was originally published by the Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
More than 72 hours after Hurricane Ida made landfall, plumes of dark black smoke were still rising from four towers at the Shell plant in Norco, Louisiana. Enormous flames billowed out of these towers in the heart of the petrochemical region known as “Cancer Alley,” and a thick smudge of smoke floated across the sky away from the plant.

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Help! Someone Has Been Stealing Breast Milk at Work.

Our advice columnists have heard it all over the years. Each Sunday, we dive into the Dear Prudie archives and share a selection of classic letters with our readers. Join Slate Plus for even more advice columns—your first month is only $1.
Dear Prudence,
I recently returned to my job at a large company after maternity leave. I share two lactation rooms with several other women and store my milk in the minifridge there during the day. A while back I noticed that the milk I pumped and recorded didn’t add up at the end of the day by roughly an ounce.

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Help! Someone Has Been Stealing Breast Milk at Work.

Our advice columnists have heard it all over the years. Each Sunday, we dive into the Dear Prudie archives and share a selection of classic letters with our readers. Join Slate Plus for even more advice columns—your first month is only $1.
Dear Prudence,
I recently returned to my job at a large company after maternity leave. I share two lactation rooms with several other women and store my milk in the minifridge there during the day. A while back I noticed that the milk I pumped and recorded didn’t add up at the end of the day by roughly an ounce.

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Help! Someone Has Been Stealing Breast Milk at Work.

Our advice columnists have heard it all over the years. Each Sunday, we dive into the Dear Prudie archives and share a selection of classic letters with our readers. Join Slate Plus for even more advice columns—your first month is only $1.
Dear Prudence,
I recently returned to my job at a large company after maternity leave. I share two lactation rooms with several other women and store my milk in the minifridge there during the day. A while back I noticed that the milk I pumped and recorded didn’t add up at the end of the day by roughly an ounce.

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I Am One of the Students Who Got a False Positive at Rice University

Coronavirus Diaries is a series of dispatches exploring how the coronavirus is affecting people’s lives. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with An Luu, a 21-year-old senior at Rice University in Houston, who got a false positive due to a COVID-19 test glitch earlier this month. Luu was one of many Rice students whose positive (later discovered to be false positive) test results caused the university to move classes online. Ninety-five percent of the student population of Rice is vaccinated, including Luu.

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The weird geology of Mars is causing problems for NASA’s rover

Earlier this month, the Perseverance rover set out to collect some rock samples on Mars. It was supposed to be a key moment in the rover’s historic sample-return mission, one in which Perseverance was to collect, store and return Martian rock and soil samples to Earth. (The rocket that will pick up the samples hasn’t launched yet, and may not for almost a decade; currently, Perseverance is doing the grunt work of collection.

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