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Forest fires blaze from the Arctic circle and all across Sweden

Sweden's government is asking for international help in fighting forest fires that have spread across the country. The fires have reached north into the Arctic Circle, with 44 burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland.

Op-Ed: Poo Power—DiY waste-to-energy and water conservation

Home biogas reactors, used throughout China and India, turn human waste into energy, conserve water, and stop fresh water pollution. Why don’t we have these systems in the U.S.?

Texas drought and heat combine for hottest summer in US history

San Antonio - Texas has recorded the hottest summer in US history, with a daily average of 86.8 degrees from the June through August period, toppling a 77-year-old record set by Oklahoma in 1934, and the near-term forecast calls for more 100-degree days.

Op-Ed: Texas firefighters budget was slashed by Perry and state GOP

Austin - As the state of Texas continues battling wildfires in a season extending for almost a year, Governor Rick Perry and GOP cohorts helped guide through drastic budget cuts to the Texas Forest Service (TFS), a wrong move which has come home to roost.

New wildfires in central Texas destroy hundreds of homes

Austin - New wildfires in central Texas over the Labor Day weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and scorched thousands of acres as strong north winds and extremely dry conditions have whipped the fires into uncontrollable situations.

Drought forces Texas town to recycle sewage water

Big Spring - The drought in Texas which has left the state parched and desperate for new water sources has one town moving forward with the construction of a water reclamation plant that will turn the city's wastewater into drinking water.

Texas drought likely into 2012 as La Niña re-emerges

Dallas - Facing record-setting high temperatures with each passing day, Texas received more bad news this week as reports indicate La Niña will reform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, suggesting the state's devastating drought is likely to extend well into 2012.

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