Mose Buchele, KUT News http://kwgs.org en Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom http://kwgs.org/post/oil-gas-drilling-seems-make-earth-slip-and-go-boom There's been a surge in earthquakes in the U.S. over the last few years. In Texas, there are 10 times the number of earthquakes now than just a few years ago.<p>Scientists say it's likely linked to the boom in oil and gas activity, meaning that people who never felt the ground shake are starting to.<p>Here's how Pat Jones of Snyder, Texas, describes the earthquake that struck her town in 2010: "It just sounded like some car hit the back of our house. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:44:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 54183 at http://kwgs.org Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise http://kwgs.org/post/legal-battles-increase-over-pipeline-projects At Margaret O'Keefe's farm in East Texas, they grow high-quality Bermuda grass. The fields are flat and vibrant green, surrounded by woods of a darker, richer green. The family loves this land. O'Keefe inherited it from her mother, who divided it among eight children.<p>"She used to call it 'enchanted valley,' " O'Keefe says.<p>But her "enchanted valley" also lies in the path of the Crosstex NGL Pipeline.<p>That's a 130-mile underground pipeline to funnel natural gas liquids from Texas to processing plants in Louisiana. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:08:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 43619 at http://kwgs.org Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise How A Texas Town Became Water Smart http://kwgs.org/post/how-texas-town-became-water-smart Faced with a booming population and a disappearing water supply, the city of San Antonio responded by dramatically cutting consumption, pioneering new storage techniques and investing in water recycling and desalination projects. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:17:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 23940 at http://kwgs.org How A Texas Town Became Water Smart