BTU Announces Investing In More Solar Power

BTU (Bryan Texas Utilities) has announced an expansion of its alternative energy sources. BTU will be among the customers of a new solar project that will be built in northeast…

Report: Toxic herbicide found in many Texans' drinking water

In 2015, atrazine was found in water systems serving nearly 30 million Americans in 27 states, according to a new report by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group. Getty Images/iStockphoto/sonsam…

Reef restoration projects aim to bolster Texas' record-low oyster population

Oyster shells along the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. An oyster restoration project is underway in Matagorda Bay. Jerod Foster for The Nature Conservancy With oyster populations in Texas at historic lows,…

Karl Friston’s free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. But to understand it, you need to peer inside the mind of…

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

A flare burns on May 24, 2018 atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad, N.M., that Wayne Smith leased for ranching before his death in October. The development covered…

They wish there were more jobs, but rural Texans are happy where they are, poll finds

Texans in the rural counties that make up the vast majority of the state’s geography are overwhelmingly happy with their quality of life, about their public schools and the quality…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Expert: Few options to salvage late-season hay amid wet weather

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Warm-season grasses are plentiful in hay producing areas, but the rain that helped improve growing conditions following…

“I didn’t vote for him for his character. I voted for him for his positions.”Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “President Trump wants to protect this country. And he wants…

A new paper concludes that it takes more than four times as much energy to mine $1 of bitcoin as mining $1 of copper. Source: Science News

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the…

Austin lifts city-wide boil water notice

The Ulrich Water Treatment Plant is one of three City of Austin plants that draws water from the Colorado River. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune After seven days of…

Efforts are underway to map the entire U.S.-Mexico Border using 3D software By Mary Scott Nabers Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In 2018, the U.S. spent $22 billion on border security,…

Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency

A historic oil and gas boom is underway in West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It’s…

Discusses economic growth, job creation, and efforts to combat opioid crisis Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (HOUSTON, Texas) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today addressed the Texas Oil &…

From the energy-efficient way turkeys walk to the “invincibility” of a cockroach, critters serve as models for tech. Source: Science News

We took young Texans’ questions to the candidates. Here’s what they said.

Find out where Texas midterm candidates stand on student debt, DACA, school gun violence and more. [ Read more ] Source: Texas Tribune Energy

Can Anti-Trump Hatred carry the House for Democrats? Michael Barone “I have some thoughts on ‘enthusiasm’ and the election,” tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report’s ace analyst of House…

AgriLife study: High biomass sorghums can compete under water-stressed circumstances

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Bioenergy or high biomass sorghum can be grown in water-stressed situations and still produce good yields, according to a Texas…

DarkPulsar FAQ

What’s it all about? In March 2017, a group of hackers calling themselves “the Shadow Brokers” published a chunk of stolen data that included two frameworks: DanderSpritz and FuzzBunch. The…