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‘We’re Being Wrapped in Poison’: A Century of Oil and Gas Development Has Devastated the Ponca City Region of Northern Oklahoma

By Phil McKenna Photo: Phil McKenna
When Earl “Trey” Howe III returned home here after four years of military service, the first thing he noticed was the smell. Howe grew up in and around Ponca City, the site of the Phillips…

Climate Scientists Forecast High Temperatures Into the Fall

By Henry Fountain Photo: Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
After a summer of blistering heat across much of the country, the hotter-than-normal conditions that have contributed to severe drought across the West are forecast to continue into the fall, scientists with the National Oceanic…

AEP wind farm of 287 MW goes live in Oklahoma

By Plamena Tisheva
American Electric Power Co Inc (NASDAQ:AEP) on Friday said its 287-MW Maverick Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma has started commercial operation.

Restoring wildlife populations will create jobs in Oklahoma

By Christina Phillips
Oklahoma is celebrated for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife, but despite this diversity, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has identified no less than 310 Oklahoma wildlife species — encompassing every habitat and wildlife group, from insects…

Counties most concerned about climate change in Oklahoma

By Stacker
Nationally, 72% of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when those…

Six U.S. states accounted for over half of the primary energy produced in 2019

By Brett Marohl
In 2019, the top six primary energy-producing states—Texas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and North Dakota—accounted for 55 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), or 55% of all of the primary energy produced in the United States. In…

Oklahoma expert weighs in on climate change report

By Jordan Evans
 Earlier this month, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first installment of its sixth assessment report on the state of Earth's climate.


By The journal record staff
The fledgling company already has formed a team of 35 employees. Plans are to deliver on commercial, residential and new development solar and electrical contracting projects. The company also offers battery storage and generator solutions…

Oklahoma’s Conservation Dams Don’t Stick Out, But Save Lives and Tens of Millions Of Dollars

By Logan Layden and Nyk Daniels Photo: Logan Layden
Oklahoma’s more than 2,000 conservation dams don’t stick out. They’re mostly on private land, out of sight and out of mind. But the flood control they provide saves the state tens of millions of dollars…

Cherokee Nation chief thanks Biden for proposed boost in tribal broadband money

By Chris Casteel Photo: Doug Hoke , The Oklahoman
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. told President Joe Biden on Wednesday that the broadband portion of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will help the tribe continue connecting its youth, elders and other members to…