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Randy Lee Loftis

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Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Randy:

As Wildfires Rage, Trump Administration Plans to Slash Fire Science Funding –

"It makes absolutely no sense. It doesn't even make dollars and cents." → Read More

As wildfires rage, Trump administration plans to slash fire science funding

Fires have grown larger, more intense and unpredictable. But federal research that helps prevent and respond to them is on the chopping block. → Read More

Trump’s budget kills funds for clean tap water in struggling small towns

St. Joseph, Louisiana, is one of thousands of small U.S. towns with no access to safe, clean drinking water. The reason: The towns can’t afford it. → Read More

Trump wants to slash all research funds – except for military

President Donald Trump’s budget would slash nearly one in four dollars spent on science research at federal agencies, affecting study of everything from faster airport screening to protecting… → Read More

Decade after Katrina, efforts aim to restore Louisiana coast

Planners seek to reverse a devastating loss of wetlands and provide a crucial buffer against storms. → Read More

Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical: Science, humanity and faith

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, scheduled for publication Thursday, is expected to view threats to the Earth and to people as a single problem calling for a unified response.… → Read More

2 men found dead, homes flooded after downpour in Dallas area's wettest May ever

Some areas got nearly 7 inches of rain, and nearly every place got 3 to 5 inches in the city’s wettest May ever. → Read More

Today’s flood maps spotlight Texas, DFW

The big picture is that flooding in Texas is the big deal at the moment. The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration update their flood maps… → Read More

Group says Texas coal permits violate Clean Air Act

The state and the industry say the revisions were were legal and that emissions did not increase. → Read More

This summer, expect more amenities, more people at D/FW

5 things to know about D/FW Airport this summerDallas/Fort Worth International Airport braces record crowds this summer, but it offers some amenities to make the journey a bit more pleasant. → Read More

Scientists struggle to find shared traits that set potential terrorists apart

Decades of searching for any personality traits that visibly mark a potential for violent extremism have turned up nearly nothing. → Read More

New procedure coming soon for using Uber or Lyft at D/FW International Airport

Download this, write it down, or print-clip-and-save, because the system for using one of the "transportation network companies" at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the near future might seem complicated:… → Read More

Ralph Hall gets statue at Rockwall County Courthouse for 92nd birthday

A bronze was unveiled in the Rockwall courthouse's lobby as a tribute to the 34-year congressman. → Read More

Earth Day Texas has sharper edges this year

The three-day event at Fair Park is expected to draw 75,000 visitors as environmental advocates and politicians debate the issues. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Many don’t like Dallas bag fee but are changing habits

Poll results show that the bag fee might not get much love in theory, but it is leading even people who don’t like it to make adjustments – for better or worse. → Read More

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum aspires to be testament to past, source of hope

An inscription on the plaza reads: “May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.” → Read More

Saving the Eagles in North Texas

Once endangered, the bald eagle is more than just a symbol of national pride. It is an important and protected resident of Kaufman County, thanks to some creative collaboration. → Read More

Saving the Eagles in North Texas

Once endangered, the bald eagle is more than just a symbol of national pride. It is an important and protected resident of Kaufman County, thanks to some creative collaboration. → Read More

Concerns of today to have role when Dallas remembers Selma violence

As two marches mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” contemporary concerns will include voter-ID laws, police shootings of minorities and public apathy about the right to vote. → Read More

Studies explore concerns about natural-gas production and health

Bit by bit, science is plugging the gaps in public understanding left by limits and inadequacies of past research. → Read More