Drought http://redriverradio.org en Drought conditions ease, but East Texas ranchers still wary http://redriverradio.org/post/drought-conditions-ease-east-texas-ranchers-still-wary <p>The drought situation in East Texas is steadily improving by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Several Northeast Texas counties were removed from drought status last week after recent rains.</p><p>Cattle rancher Mark Chamblee of Huntington, Texas, still can see the impact on his Brahman herd. He owns East Texas Ranch and had to sell off much of his cattle two years ago. Chamblee is slowing rebuilding his herd again. He has 25-head of cattle.</p><p>"We're still crossing our fingers for rain this summer, and not have what happened two years ago," Chamblee said.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:13:12 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 21974 at http://redriverradio.org Drought conditions ease, but East Texas ranchers still wary Life By The Drop: Drought, Water and the Future of Texas http://redriverradio.org/post/life-drop-drought-water-and-future-texas <p><strong>Airs Sunday,&nbsp;July&nbsp;1 at 7:00 p.m.</strong> Life By the Drop is a close look at the state of water and drought in Texas, looking both to the past and the future for answers on how the state can manage a growing population amid a shrinking water supply. This report is a collaboration of KUT Austin, StateImpact Texas, and Texas Monthly.</p><p>Look at this photo spread from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/09/texas_drought_and_wildfires.html" target="_blank">The Big Picture</a>. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jake Silverstein 13098 at http://redriverradio.org Life By The Drop: Drought, Water and the Future of Texas America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge http://redriverradio.org/post/america-abroad-global-water-challenge <p><strong>Airs Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong> The world&#39;s population is growing, and with it, so is the demand for water. On this month&#39;s program,&nbsp; America Abroad examines global issues related to water, from dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, to droughts and floods in Queensland, Australia. We&#39;ll also discuss solutions-from water-related I.T. in the developing world to solar-powered purification after the Haiti earthquake. (more) Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Ray Suarez and Deborah Amos 12414 at http://redriverradio.org America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge McDonald: Rain shouldn't get the cold shoulder http://redriverradio.org/post/mcdonald-rain-shouldnt-get-cold-shoulder <p>Commentator&nbsp;Archie McDonald reflects on the recent drought, and&nbsp;his appreciation for a soaking&nbsp;rain, especially at night.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:48:52 +0000 Archie McDonald, Ph.D. 10051 at http://redriverradio.org McDonald: Rain shouldn't get the cold shoulder Forestry forum in Alexandria to address many issues http://redriverradio.org/post/forestry-forum-alexandria-address-many-issues <p>The LSU AgCenter will hold a forestry forum&nbsp;Feb. 23 at the evacuation shelter adjacent to the LSU-Alexandria&nbsp;campus. Earlier this month the Texas Forestry&nbsp;Association held&nbsp;a forum for landowners reeling from&nbsp;the drought.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:23:14 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 7048 at http://redriverradio.org