San Antonio City Council urged to restore natural resource provisions into SA Tomorrow Plan

San Antonio City Council urged to restore natural resource provisions into SA Tomorrow Plan

  • August 3, 2016
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Last week, the San Antonio Planning Commission removed two important provisions from the SA Tomorrow Plan, one for impervious cover and one for night sky protection.  The SA Tomorrow Plan, more than a year in the making, will be the city’s prevailing document setting a tone for development and natural resource protection in San Antonio for years to come. August 3, 2016 Hill Country Alliance Hill Country Alliance Community, Last week, the San Antonio Planning Commission removed two important provisions…

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What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water’s Gone?

What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water’s Gone?

  • August 1, 2016
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“For the past 60 years, the Ogallala has been pumped out faster than raindrops and snowmelt can seep back into the ground to replenish it, thanks largely to irrigation machinery like the one sleeping nearby. As a result, in parts of western Kansas, the aquifer has declined by more than 60 percent during that period. In some parts, it is already exhausted. The decline is steady now, dry years or wet. In 2015 rain was exceptionally heavy—50 to 100 percent…

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