Some of the healthiest coral communities in the world beckon off the Texas coast. Can unlikely allies save this undersea paradise?
Conservationist Adam Black roams the state looking for endangered flora, which he shares with researchers around the world.
The state's energy business has long counted on tax breaks and other largesse. Whether renewables or fossil fuels get more depends on how you do the math.
Residents of the South Texas beach town say SpaceX’s billionaire owner is ruining their “little piece of heaven.”
In announcing an ambitious renewable-energy push this week, the Biden administration highlighted a vessel under construction in Brownsville as proof of the economic opportunities of going green.
A ten-year, $205 million renovation is transforming Houston’s Memorial Park from a dense and dying thicket into a lush oasis. But is this restoring nature or replacing it?
Two major conservation funding victories could create a brighter future for Texas's public lands.
Merlin Tuttle has spent his career dispelling myths about bats. Now he’s defending them once again.
On a special edition of ‘The National Podcast of Texas,’ the West Texas native and former roughneck explains this week’s record-setting price plunge and weighs its long-term impact on the state’s once-thriving energy business.
Robert and Vickie Lyle’s lives revolve around hunting and trapping hogs. Wildlife refuge managers count on them to keep the destructive pigs in check.
An interview with Robert Bullard on how the novel coronavirus exacerbates existing environmental health issues.
The Redfish Wars changed Texas fishing. A fight over flounder could be next.
The state has spent more than a century building up a world-class fishery, with some unintended consequences.
One energy company allegedly working with the drag star is based in Texas.
As part of the ambitious Alexandria Project, West Texas archaeologists are documenting several hundred pictographs in just four years.
I spent some quality time with those decorated cedar trees along Loop 360 to see if I could get in the holiday spirit.
In the first episode of our new podcast series, host Christian Wallace takes us back to his hometown in the Permian Basin, which is nearly unrecognizable to him today. We meet a few of the people whose lives have been upended by the biggest oil boom in U.S. history.
Unless rapid warming is halted, the teeming reefs of the Gulf will likely be decimated.
Our new 11-part series takes you inside the rugged Permian Basin of West Texas, where roughnecks and billionaire wildcatters are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics.
Gulf Coast citizen-activists collected 30 million plastic pellets in order to prove that Formosa was violating the Clean Water Act.
Like many in Houston, I've fallen into a predictable pattern as I’ve adapted to the increasingly extreme weather here.
Beaumont, Houston, and Jefferson County are being inundated by rain.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
(And get rich doing it.)
The federal government’s efforts threaten to cut off access to much of the Valley’s natural beauty and forever alter life along the river.
The invasive species hitches rides on contaminated boats from one body of water to the next.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ’Superpower’ outlines the state’s pioneering role in America’s transition toward fossil fuels alternatives.
Falcon Lake hit a balmy 116 while the heat index in Brownsville was an eyeball-melting 128 degrees, nine degrees warmer than Death Valley.
Though some will reap serious profits, the region’s dealing with skyrocketing rents, overcrowded schools, and potholes as big as VW Beetles.
The state’s biggest industry finds itself in an unusual position: facing landowner-friendly reforms at the Texas Legislature.
In the tug-of-war over groundwater between two Central Texas counties, he who pumps the most, wins. At least until everyone loses.
The ninety-year-old conservationist and fried-chicken tycoon reflects on land stewardship—and the invaluable lessons he learned as a young door-to-door salesman.
The silver anniversary of a birding festival highlights the contrast between the politics and the ecology of the region.
Granite, which draws visitors to the park, can also reach high temperatures.
A year after Hurricane Harvey brought Houston to its knees, the city is still wrestling with how to prepare for the next great storm. There’s no shortage of good ideas, but in Houston, that’s never been the problem.
The Saharan dust brings us hotter days, hazy skies, and nicer sunsets.