Planet Texas

Hosted ByAurora Berry

Everything’s bigger in Texas…including the natural disasters. Texans face fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts, freezes, tornadoes and more – and the thing making these big Texas disasters even bigger? Climate change. In partnership with Planet Texas 2050, this new podcast from The Drag tells stories of how major disasters affect all of us … but also how there is still hope for the future.

Episode 1: The Texas Panhandle’s big water problem

The Ogallala Aquifer is the biggest aquifer in North America, and it accounts for more than 30 percent of all agriculture in the United States. And … it’s running out of water. Climate change is making the naturally hot and dry climate of the Texas Panhandle even worse. Farmers are working desperately to keep their crops alive, and the secret to survival is adaptability.