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In the next 20 years, experts predict there will be a drastic increase in the adoption of electric and hybrid cars. How are Texas cities including San Antonio preparing for more electric vehicles?


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"Venice is on its knees," Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says as the lagoon city suffers through some of the worst flooding in its history. The highest tide in 50 years has brought seawater that is threatening monuments and works of art in the historic city.

With more than 85 percent of the city flooded, Brugnaro says the city is in a state of emergency and that he has asked Italy's government for help.

Lackland Gateway walkway
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Unless action is taken to reduce heat-trapping emissions, Lackland Air Force Base could start seeing more than 100 days of extreme heat each year. That’s according to a study released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. 


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Meat has long been ingrained in the American identity as a meal staple, but there are growing health and environmental concerns related to its consumption and production. How do meat and meat-like products factor into a sustainable food future?


Commentary: Climate Change On The Texas Ballot

Nov 4, 2019
David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Texans are voting on 10 proposed changes to the Texas Constitution. Although climate change doesn't appear to be anywhere on the ballot, Texas Public Radio commentator Yvette Benavides says it's there. 


From Texas Standard:

Texan, and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified Wednesday in a Manhattan courtroom, where New York prosecutors are seeking to prove that Exxon Mobil lied to investors about the costs the company faced because of climate change. Tillerson is Exxon Mobil's former CEO.

The Pentagon is preparing for potential missions in newly navigable Arctic seas, raising hopes the military will reinhabit a long-abandoned Navy base on an Alaskan island.

In London and Amsterdam, in Sydney and New York, and in other major cities dotting the map in between, demonstrators crammed main arteries and were arrested by the hundreds Monday as they railed against government inaction on climate change.

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More hot and dry days, aging infrastructure and population growth are all factors in the state of water in and around San Antonio. How are area water agencies working to ensure sustainable, accessible water resources for the future?


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City officials will release the newest iteration of the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan on August 22. What's changed? Will the debate over if and how the City should address climate change continue to be mired in controversy or is there common ground to be found for addressing climate change on the local level?


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