Shrimp Fossil Named For British Naturalist AttenboroughHe recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Now Sir David Attenborough, the famed British naturalist, also has an ancient shrimp as a namesake.
LA Gets Last Glimpse Of Zoo Hippo Ahead Of Move To DallasOfficials hope the nearly two-ton Adhama will make a successful breeding partner with a female hippo in Dallas.
Exxon Will Spend $20 Billion On Gulf Coast ProjectsExxon Mobil Corp. says it plans to spend $20 billion over 10 years on refineries, chemical and liquefied natural gas plants along the Gulf Coast.
Texas Court Throws Out $3 Million Case Against Drilling CompanyA Texas appeals court has reversed a $3 million verdict fracking opponents had hailed as a landmark case against natural gas production.
Workers Remove About One-Fifth Of Iowa Diesel Pipeline SpillAn underground pipeline that runs through multiple Midwestern states has leaked an estimated 138,000 gallons of diesel fuel, according to the company that owns it, Magellan Midstream Partners.
Trump's EPA Pick Says Climate Change Isn't HoaxDonald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both Trump's previous comments and his own past statements.
Fire Impacts Recycling Services In Plano & RichardsonPlano was not the only North Texas city affected by a fire at a Republic Services recycling facility on Wednesday evening. Residents in neighboring Richardson will also be unable to recycle until a new plan can be put into action.
Obama Sets Rule To Protect Streams Near Coal MinesThe Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump.
Corpus Christi's Water Deemed Unsafe Due To Chemical LeakA harmful chemical from an asphalt plant leaked into the water supply in Corpus Christi, forcing school closures, disrupting commerce and causing a run on bottled water at supermarkets in the Gulf Coast city.
Exxon Names New CEO Darren Woods To Replace Rex TillersonExxon Mobil on Wednesday named its No. 2 executive as chairman and CEO after Rex Tillerson, was picked by Donald Trump as his secretary of State nominee.
Trump To Tap Fossil Fuels Booster As EPA ChiefDonald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Pruitt has been a reliable booster of the fossil fuel industry.
Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Monthly Low For 7th Time In 2016Though this is the time the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November.