How the fight over a toxic waste dump has changed the lives of three West Texas activists.
They’re a major nuisance in rural Texas— but, boy, do they taste good.
Why a Seguin writer is all fired up.
It’s unpalatable to cattle, an invader of grasslands, and a water hog. So why can’t I just get rid of it? Because it’s a vegetative Vietnam.
It’s almost certain that Hudspeth County will soon be the site of a nuclear-waste dump—but officials in neighboring Presidio County think they’re the ones getting dumped on.
A rain windfall in the Hill Country
The Barton Springs salamander goes to court.
From water rationing to stricken crops, the current drought may be as devastating as the one in the early fifties—the time it never rained.
By the end of May, the weather in the Panhandle finally turned nasty, and two real-life tornado trackers cut to the chase.
Ninety-four years after the Goliad Tornado killed 114 people, why do we still ignore the warnings until it’s too late? A reflection on Texas’ worst twisters.
Take Marty Feely’s Whirlwind Tours from Amarillo (707 W. Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73072). Or attend a Skywarn spotter training seminar (call your county emergency services office). On the Internet Check out the Storm Chasers page on the World Wide Web (http://taiga.geog.niu.edu/chaser/chaser.html), featuring essays by Alan Moller and…
The Intracoastal Waterway is a marvel of engineering and a boon to industry. It’s also an ecological nightmare, which is why politicians, environmentalists, and business leaders are locked in a battle for the future of the Gulf Coast.
Air pollution from Mexico has descended on Big Bend big time and while officials on both sides of the border dither, our last unspoiled frontier is slipping away.
It’s not enough to say that associate editor Helen Thorpe was a fish out of water while reporting her story on the new oil plays in the Gulf of Mexico (“Oil and Water,”). She was really a fish out of water on the water. Three different times, the 31-year-old,…
Why farmers and big-city folk are at war over water. Plus: Jane Nelson for comptroller?
Farmers in the Rio Grande Valley are reeling from last year’s crop disaster—and they don’t cotton to agriculture commissioner Rick Perry’s excuses.
Roberts County landowners are battling to save the Ogallala Aquifer—;and what remains of heir agrarian past.
Citizens groups in Corpus Christi blame pollution for high cance rates—but they must prove it.
Unchecked growth of microscopic algae has muddied the water—and threatened the future—of Laguna Madre.
How a Texas oil company took a mountain of coastal muck and created a cozy abode for whooping cranes.
One of the world’s magnificent game fish, tarpon are back in Texas waters. Can we keep them from disappearing again?
When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!„ Ranchers said, “No way!„
New York sludge is being spread across West Texas. Opponents insist it’s evil filth; others say the smell means jobs.
Black bears have returned to Big Bend National Park, and our author is determined to find one.
Texans used to litter like crazy; now the state’s get-tough-on-trash policy is cleaning up their act.
After rescuing hundreds of birds from horrible deaths, a Midland woman has finally gained an ally in her war on open oil pits.
Every day each of us contributes five pounds to the growing mountain of garbage. Now the mountain looks like a volcano that’s threatening to erupt.
Ranchers hate bobcats. Trappers love their pelts. Both parties have found that there’s more than one reason to skin a cat.
When southern pine beetles attack a Texas forest, there are only two cures: cut the trees down or let nature take its course.
When Houston’s rich and powerful join forces with environmentalists to battle big corporations, they can be fighting over only one thing. Garbarge.
The cattle are dying, the grass is gone, the ranchers are selling their land. The center of Texas is in a drought that may be the worst in a hundred years.
Texas’ beloved live oaks are falling victim to a creeping fungus, and no one knows how to stop it.
Some people look at the Piney Woods and see paper plates and two-by-fours; others see the last great stands of forest in Texas.
Perhaps. At least they’re on the right track and trying hard.
Galveston has withstood tidal waves, hurricanes, gamblers, and tourists. Can it survive a superport?
Where is Lloyd Bridges when you really need him?
Of canyons, creeks, and craters: the Big Bend as few have seen it.
A strip-mining company made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.
Take 3 million acres, add politicians, lumber companies and Time, Inc., and what have you got? A very small park, or no park at all.
Although the environmentalists won at the polls, the promoters of the nation's largest public works project may still turn the tide.
A look at both sides of the 13-year skirmish over the North Expressway.
Should the last free-flowing river in Texas be dammed?