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GALVESTON, TX - MARCH 25: Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (credit: Thomas Shea/Getty Images)

Experts: Gulf Oil Spill Won’t Affect Gas Prices

Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

03/26/2014

Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.

03/24/2014

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Cold Snap Won’t Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens

In North Texas, everything from bugs to bad allergies is often blamed on our typically mild winters. So, after two days of bitter cold, will the arctic blast at least kill off a few bugs?

CBS 11–01/07/2014

A shot of the control tower at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas Council Members On Flight That Experienced Bird Strike

A jetliner carrying six Dallas City Council members and the interim city manager had to return to DFW Airport Tuesday night after a bird-strike damaged one of the Boeing 757’s jet engines.

11/13/2013

Whooping Crane (Earl Nottingham, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.)

Whooping Crane Sightings Expected As Texas Migration Begins

North America’s tallest birds, the Whooping Crane (Grus americana), have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas.

10/18/2013

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Smart Animals Do Tricks At The Fort Worth Zoo

Visitors at the Fort Worth Zoo can see some of the smartest animals performing amazing tricks, each day at the Outdoor Learning Theater.

09/04/2013

Chickens sit in a barn at a poultry farm. (credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Plano Residents Call Foul On Livestock Ban

Plano Animal Services has expressed concern that chickens and their feed can attract wildlife and rodents into neighborhoods.

07/26/2013

(credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)

April’s Activity Of The Month: Birding

April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity that the whole family can enjoy — even while hiking, biking or picnicking.

04/01/2013

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Fans Want Permanent Nest For Waco Bald Eagles

Fans of the bald eagles that nest around Lake Waco want to a permanent nesting site for the iconic raptors, and have proposed a 40-foot tall steel nesting platform.

06/12/2012

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April’s Activity Of The Month: Birding

April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is something the whole family can participate in while enjoying other outdoor activities.

04/01/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

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Texas Drought Twists Migrations For Many Birds

Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Throughout the winter, scientists have noticed examples of bizarre bird migrations.

03/01/2012

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