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Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.

10/20/2014

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Great White Shark ‘Katharine’ May Be Headed For Texas Coast

Experts tracking a great white shark through the Gulf of Mexico have received electronic signals indicating the route could lead to Texas.

06/17/2014

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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

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Texas Rice Farmers Again Face Limited Water

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is considering restricting water supplies to Gulf Coast bays, estuaries and rice farmers for the third straight year.

02/12/2014

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Oklahoma Pipeline To Gulf Coast To Crank Up Jan. 22

TransCanada Corp. began injecting crude oil into the 485-mile, 36-inch pipeline in early December. Spokesman Davis Sheremata says the process involves injecting about three million barrels of oil into the system at Cushing and moving it to the Houston area.

12/31/2013

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State Officials Warn Against Eating Certain Fish

State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.

05/08/2013

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Bill Passed To Ban Shark Fin Trading

Texas could become the first Gulf Coast state to enact a ban, which protects shark species. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to supply the wasteful demand for shark fin soup.

05/05/2013

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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later

The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface.

04/19/2013

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Judge Approves BP Gulf Spill Settlement

A judge approved an agreement for BP to plead guilty and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/29/2013

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BP Settlement Payments Top $1 Billion

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement.

01/10/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Transocean’s Oil Spill Deal Will Help Gulf

A settlement between the Justice Department and Transocean will pump dollars into projects designed to help the Gulf Coast recover from the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.

01/04/2013

Actress Daryl Hannah arrives at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards at Warner Brothers Studios on September 29, 2012 in Burbank, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Daryl Hannah Arrested In Texas Pipeline Protest

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested in Texas on Thursday, along with a 78-year-old landowner, as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude to the Gulf Coast.

10/05/2012

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