Charles Stagg walked into the woods and decided to build something. Now, four years after his death, his daughter and grandson are trying to preserve his masterpiece.
What is killing the Gulf of Mexico’s majestic coral reefs?
It's been decades since San Marcos's famed Aquamaids performed, but San Marcos is reviving the mermaid as a symbol of cultural identity and environmental protection.
There's been a lot of hang-wringing over what could happen to one of the state's most treasured pools in the midst of the latest oil discovery, but an environmental research group is optimistic about the outcome.
Using satellite technology, scientists determined wastewater disposal injections triggered several Texas quakes.
The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.
After Texas Tech researchers discovered that windstorms may be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria from local feedlots, public health experts stood up and took notice. So did the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
When a teenage boy brazenly shot two endangered whooping cranes outside Beaumont, his act unleashed widespread anger and resulted in a quick arrest—and revealed just how difficult it can be to save a species.
A look at the state of the West Texas sinkholes.
How long it will take the dreaded emerald ash borers to fully establish themselves in Texas? And how many native ash trees will they decimate?
How the Bayou City has become so vulnerable to flooding.
There are lot of big questions, but no definitive solution.
A year ago, the Blanco River overran its banks and devastated Hays County—just as a handful of government officials had predicted decades ago.
Katharine Hayhoe has made it her life’s mission to proclaim the truth about climate change. Can she get the skeptics to listen?
With the average age of Texas farmers on the rise, sustainable agriculture could be the key to attracting the next generation.
Two Texas trial attorneys have been sued in connection to identity theft.
The Vermont senator and hopeful Democratic presidential candidate has been the subject of criticism for a vote on a controversial project that never came to fruition.
They've been without clean water for decades. How is this still the case in 2016?
For a few months every year, life in West Texas is defined by the wind.
The grandson of a president. The nephew of a president. And the son of a candidate who’s currently on the stump. Such is the reality for George P. Bush, the state’s first-term land commissioner and the newest face of the family dynasty. But what course is he setting for himself?
The expansion of I-35 may be the worst thing that’s happened to Salado since the railroad left town.
Desolation and despair in the wake of the Bastrop fires.
Will border politics crush Mission’s attempt to brand itself as the butterfly capital of America before that dream takes wing?
Isha Datar of non-profit New Harvest outlines what she believes could change the meat industry.
How did smog-breathing, gridlock-prone Houston become the newest natural wonder of the urban world?
As the oil industry tries to make inroads in far West Texas, it’s learning that Alpine is no Midland.
What can an anarchist from Iceland teach America about politics? More than some might think.
The DuPont chemical plant in La Porte was once hailed as the safest around. Until the deaths of four workers exposed a darker truth.
Seven years since it was last ravaged by a hurricane, Galveston is doing as well as ever. Will it always be so fortunate?
Tropical Storm Bill is on his way, and the already-saturated state of Texas is doing all it can to get ready.
Wimberley, after the deluge.
The highest flood ever recorded in the state of Texas wreaked havoc on the Blanco and tore through downtown Austin over Memorial Day weekend.
So what’s with all those earthquakes in North Texas? Is fracking really to blame? Let us give you a visual.
As part of the floundering company’s ongoing image rehabilitation project, it has taken to some Nixonian dirty tricks.
In Houston, a pair of activists discover that the same environmental battles get fought over and over.
Monarch numbers are way, way down, and what you’ve been planting to help them might be doing more harm than good.
A surprising number of Texas towns and cities have laws regarding plastic bags, and the one in Dallas might be the least effective of them all.
Skip Hollandsworth drills into the surprising (and not so surprising) fortunes of Denton’s anti-fracking ballot measure.
Probably not rats, though, if this guy is around.
We don't see what could possibly go wrong.
Yep, pretty much every city in this state is awful for walkers.
A hellish drought has forced Wichita Falls to embrace a radical method of conservation: drinking treated toilet water.
San Antonio and Denton are both burning up to host the hot sauce company's new factory, which may be forced to leave its present home in Irwindale, California for creating a public nuisance and causing some local residents to have inflamed asthma and burned eyes. Why are Texas cities eager to take those issues on?
This is bad news environmentally and economically.
Rex Tillerson joined a lawsuit to prevent the construction of a fracking-related project near his ranch in Denton. The irony here is rich.
The beleaguered theme park strikes back at its critics with a series of videos—but given their attendance, did they need to?
After the earthquakes in the Barnett Shale, some small-town citizens underwent a surprising transformation.
A new start-up in the impoverished city only needs $20 million to complete a study to find out.
The Legislature was looking in the wrong place when it tried to solve the state’s water crisis.