University Of Texas Defends Fracking On University Owned LandThe University of Texas defends its fracking history on University land amid accusations the oil and gas companies are using sub-par practices.
Dust Storm Blankets Parts Of The Middle EastA dust storm threatens to halt activities in parts of the Mideast. Israeli officials warn everyone to stay inside.
Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone PlansGov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Scientists Explore Trees To Clean PollutionOne of the nation's largest chemical companies and a conservation group have forged an unlikely partnership that seeks to recreate some forest to curb pollution.
Court Revives Rule On Cross-State PollutionThe Supreme Court handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution in more than two dozen Midwestern and Southern states.
Apple Offering Free Recycling Of All Used ProductsApple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front DoorsSome residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they're taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.
City Council Approves $3.2 Million For Trinity River CleanupHow much is scenic beauty worth? Can a price be put on it? The Dallas City Council has put a price of $3.2 million on the cleanup of one of its scenic gems -- the Trinity River.
New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas WaterThe 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.
Texas Among States With Complaints Of Contaminated Water From Drilling Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.
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.