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New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas Water

The Texas agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry says it’s opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.

01/17/2014

Wastewater creates white foam as it is discharged into a river. (credit: Getty Images/China Photos)

EPA Probe Demands More Texas Water Testing

An investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt North Texas residents from using water contaminated by explosive methane.

12/24/2013

Milford blast

After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air Quality

Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2013

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

EPA: Texas Still No. 1 In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A federal report says pollution that contributes to man-made climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions.

10/23/2013

The George W. Bush Presidential Library. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Federal Buildings Opening As Shutdown Ends

Offices closed by the partial government shutdown will begin re-opening on Thursday morning across the nation, including here in North Texas. But it will likely take a while for government employees to catch up on the backlog of work.

10/17/2013

West Nile Aerial Spray Chemicals

Dallas County Confirms 6th Human Case Of West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.

09/19/2013

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EPA Responds To Questions About West Fertilizer Co.

For the first time since the West fertilizer plant exploded last April killing 15 people, the EPA is responding to questions posed by Congress.

06/20/2013

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Exide Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Battery-maker Exide Technologies, who has pledged to clean up a former battery recycling plant in Frisco, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

06/10/2013

Bees swarm over a piece of honeycomb. (credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Houston Man Invents Powerful Bee Repellent

It’s ‘swarm season’ in Texas. But a Houston inventor has developed an EPA approved formula that stops bees in their tracks.

05/31/2013

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Reddy Ice To Pay Fine For Denver Facility

Environmental regulators say Dallas-based Reddy Ice has agreed to pay $61,500 to settle allegations of deficiencies at the ice maker’s facility in north Denver.

05/31/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

An airconditioning unit damaged by thieves at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. (credit: Parker Co. Sheriff's Office)

Experts Recommend Checking History On Air Duct Companies

The EPA warns, despite the claims of many air duct cleaning businesses, most people don’t need the expensive services they provide.

01/31/2013

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