StateImpact Oklahoma

NPR Story
10:40 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Public Forum Questions Reveal Concern About Climate Change in Oklahoma

People waiting to ask questions at StateImpact's public forum on how climate change is affecting Oklahoma.
People waiting to ask questions at StateImpact's public forum on how climate change is affecting Oklahoma.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

People waiting to ask questions at StateImpact's public forum on how climate change is affecting Oklahoma.

Read more
NPR Story
5:28 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Drier, Hotter, More Extreme Weather: How Climate Change is Already Affecting Oklahoma

A supercell near Courtney, Okla., in April 2014.

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 11:49 am

A supercell near Courtney, Okla., in April 2014.

ravedelay / Flickr

A supercell near Courtney, Okla., in April 2014.

Read more
NPR Story
1:41 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Drought-fueled Wildfires Prompt State of Emergency, Burn Ban for 36 Counties

20140605-Wildfires001

Oklahoma Forestry Services

Read more
NPR Story
7:21 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Federal and State Agencies Warn of Earthquake Risk in Oklahoma

A pump jack near Kingfisher, Okla.

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 11:27 am

A pump jack near Kingfisher, Okla.

Katsrcool / Flickr

A pump jack near Kingfisher, Okla.

Read more
StateImpact Oklahoma
1:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Three of Oklahoma's Largest Oil Companies' Plan for How the State Should Tax Them

Credit Katsrcool / Flickr

Executives at Chesapeake Energy, Continental Resources and Devon Energy have proposed a plan for Oklahoma’s taxes on oil and natural gas production.

The proposal comes as legislators are debating state oil and gas taxes, which include an incentive for horizontal drilling that expires next year. The Oklahoman‘s Adam Wilmoth reports:

Read more
NPR Story
12:36 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Norman Moving Quickly to Hike Rates for Drillers Using Drinking Water

20140205-HydrantPic003

Hector Alejandro / Flickr

Read more
NPR Story
3:54 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Full Audio From our Public Forum on How Climate Change is Affecting Oklahoma

Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City was packed Wednesday night for StateImpact’s public forum on how to prepare for climate change in Oklahoma.

Read more
NPR Story
2:56 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

This Year's Wheat Crop Could Be the Worst In Oklahoma's History

20140105-WheatPic001

luke chan / Flickr

Read more
StateImpact Oklahoma
9:52 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Lesser Prairie Chicken Peep Show: In the Field With Oklahoma’s ‘Threatened’ Bird

A group of bird watchers at the Selman Ranch, which hosts the Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in northwest Oklahoma.
Credit Joe Wertz / State Impact Oklahoma

Betsy Searight and her husband John drove from all the way from New Jersey for this opportunity: Wake up at 4 a.m., huddle against the cold, and sit silently and motionless for hours hoping to watch a Lesser Prairie Chicken peep show.

After a long fight between Oklahoma and the U.S. government, the Lesser Prairie Chicken goes on the federal threatened species list later this month.

To find out how the listing will affect Oklahoma and why the bird is worth protecting, we took a trip to the High Plains of northwestern Oklahoma.

Read more

Pages