Environment

Country Notes |
June 21, 2017

The Purest Type

Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.

Sports |
May 24, 2017

Wave Goodbye

For decades, Matagorda Bay has been a favorite spot for Texas surfers. The response to a recent spate of drownings might put an end to that.

News & Politics |
April 20, 2017

Nine Ways Texans Can Honor Earth Day All Year

Earth Day began in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the links between pollution and public health, and it continues to be celebrated annually on April 22. Every year, knowledge about the environment – and efforts to protect it -- have grown and today, around the globe, more

Art |
November 30, 2016

Home Is Where The Art Is

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.

Energy |
October 4, 2016

The Future of Balmorhea

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.

Lead |
September 21, 2016

Trash Talk

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.

Science |
August 24, 2016

When the Dust Settles

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.

Critters |
August 24, 2016

Ruffled Feathers

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. 

Entomology |
June 22, 2016

Meet the Beetle

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?