KUT Morning Newspod November 28, 2011
Hunting in a Drought
This year’s record breaking drought has not spared Texas’ wildlife. Deer populations are down in many parts of the state as the animals contend with less food than normal. So it may come as a surprise to learn that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say they needs deer hunters now more than ever.
City Wants Input on Data Priorities
The city is looking for input on what public data sets it should publish on its website. It’s part of a project to make city data more accessible. The city will release the data sets voted to be the top priorities by citizens. They’ll publish a few by the end of December. The data could be anything from a list of lobbyists registered with the city clerk to an inventory of affordable housing in the city.
Natural Gas: From Bridge to Barrier
The debate over America’s vast reserves of natural gas usually focuses on the risks and the benefits. In the benefits column: it’s a relatively cheap, it’s domestic, and it’s a cleaner burning than coal. In the risks column? Well, that’s usually when Hydraulic Fracturing – or fracking - comes up. But recent shifts in the price of natural gas are presenting a whole new set of challenges to America’s energy future.