El Niño Might Help Ease Texas Drought

Sep 26, 2014

On Fronteras: We look at how an El Niño weather pattern might help out the Texas drought this fall. Mexico is opening its energy sector to foreign participation for the first time since 1938. That has two towns, in two countries, wanting to harness geography and oil industry experience for each other’s benefit. One of the first things newly nationalized citizens do is register to vote. In San Diego, there’s one third party growing faster than the rest. We explore why. And something strange is happening at the busiest port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. Border wait times  are plummeting at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing.

 

Border Crossing Wait Times Plummet At San Ysidro

Something bizarre  is happening at the busiest port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border. It started about a week ago and it hasn’t let up. Jill Replogle from our Fronteras Desk reports that it’s changing lives and could, in fact, change the local economy.

Mexico Energy Reform Spawns Odessa Pitch In Chihuahua

Mexico is scouting for help from American oil companies as it opens its energy sector to foreign participation for the first time since 1938. At the same time, several U.S. companies are looking to Mexico to replace China as the industry’s principal supplier of the massive pipelines that send the oil to market. Lorne Matalon reports on a new partnership between two towns -in two countries -- that want to harness geography and oil industry experience for each other’s benefit.

 American Independent Party Isn’t As ‘Independent’ As Some Voters Think

A growing number of San Diego voters are opting against joining the country’s major political parties. Reporter Jill Replogle looked into this trend among newly nationalized citizens. She found one third party that’s growing faster than all the rest.

El Nino May Help Ease Texas Drought

Fall is here and many are looking forward to the cooler temperatures. Meteorologists are looking at a developing El Nino weather pattern and predict it could help Texas out when it comes to the drought. El Nino is a cyclical warming of sea surface temperatures along the equatorial Pacific. Dan Robertson is a meteorologist with Time Warner Cable News for San Antonio and Austin. He explains what El Nino could mean for us.

Where Are The Exomoons? UT Arlington Researchers Aim To Track Them Down With Radio Waves

On Fronteras, we tend to focus on borders and life here on Earth. But let’s take a look at another frontier--space. Scientists are still finding planets in other parts of the galaxy. So far, they’ve discovered around 2,000 exoplanets.

Their luck hasn’t been as good with exomoons. As part of KERA’s Breakthroughs project, Lauren Silverman reports on how researchers at UT Arlington will use a new approach –think radio waves – to locate moons many light years away.

 

Tags: