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While more homeowners are buying solar panels in Texas, the state lags in eighth place in the nation for use of solar-generated power. Why is solar sluggish in Texas compared to Arizona and California?
June 30, 2014
A nationwide review of more than 730 Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities was released on Monday. The audit showed that more than 57,000 veterans have been waiting at least 90 days to see a VA clinician.
June 09, 2014
When a driver approaches a Border Patrol checkpoint, the drill is to pull off the highway, wait in line, and then a Border Patrol agent will ask, “Are you an American citizen?” This driver refuses to answer the question. Credit: Screen grab from YouTube video: "Top DHS check point refusals"
After a recent allegations of harassment by law enforcement on the Texas border, Fronteras Desk asks in detail; what are your Fourth Amendment rights at a routine traffic stop?
June 04, 2014
The House of Representatives has voted to restrict presidential power to create national monuments, often a precursor to establishing national parks. But the back story is a partisan battle over the notion of drilling and mining on federal land.
April 11, 2014
The white 'bathtub ring' on the rocks along the Colorado River is from mineral deposits left by higher levels of water.
Five Southwest rivers made America’s Most Endangered Rivers list this year. They are the San Joaquin, the Upper Colorado, the Gila, the White Rivers and San Francisquito Creek.
April 09, 2014
The energy boom in Texas and New Mexico is inadvertently compromising the jet-black night skies that astronomers need to research dark energy, which is the unknown, undefined power responsible for the accelerating pace of the expansion of the universe.
March 19, 2014
Firefighter
With last summer’s deadly Yarnell Hill Fire fresh in the fire community’s memory, hundreds of firefighters from around the country will be gathering nearby in Prescott on Saturday to prepare for the next season.
March 07, 2014
Alfalfa Bails
Arizona farmers are irrigating their fields with the diminishing Colorado River. They’re using the water to grow most of the country’s winter vegetables, and even shipping some crops to China.
February 28, 2014
Best stories from the Fronteras Changing America Desk 2/10-2/14
February 15, 2014
Pat Mulroy
When Pat Mulroy started her career, people called her Nevada’s water witch. Twenty-five years later she’s known as the water czar. The icon leaves behind a huge legacy in Southwest water management and a few tips about how to sustain the Colorado River water supply.
February 13, 2014

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