UNICEF Says 17 Million Babies At Risk From Toxic AirThe global humanitarian group says worldwide toxic air levels in some areas are six times higher than recommended limits
Exxon Settles Pollution Case With Feds By Upgrading 8 PlantsExxon Mobil is settling air pollution cases with the Trump administration by promising to spend about $300 million on pollution-control technology at several plants along the Gulf Coast.
EPA Announces $115 Million Cleanup For Houston SiteThe EPA approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey.
EPA Chief Says Trump Administration To Roll Back Climate PlanEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming.
South Texas Residents Say Tests Find Toxic Chemicals After Plant's FireNearly 20 Houston-area residents say test results have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded.
EPA Finds Harvey Damage At Houston Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency is ordering companies responsible for cleaning up a Houston Superfund site flooded during Hurricane Harvey to immediately address damage to a protective cap and subsequent high levels of waste material detected in a sediment sample from the site.
Evidence Of Spills At Toxic Site During Harvey FloodingThe U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped.
South Texas Residents Cough, Rub Eyes In Harvey Pollution SpikePetrochemical corridor residents say air that is bad enough on normal days got worse as Harvey crashed into the nation's fourth-largest city and then yielded the highest ozone pollution so far this year anywhere in Texas.
Shell, Exxon Say Some Pollution Released As Storm Hit TexasPollutants have been released from refineries operated by Exxon, Shell and other companies as torrential rains damaged storage tanks and other industrial facilities on the Texas Coast.
California Lawmakers To Decide Fate Of Landmark Climate LawCalifornia lawmakers are nearing a decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that their governor holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures.
Existing Climate Efforts Expected To Keep U.S. Goals On TrackThe momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels should keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris global accord.
Heavy Rain, Fast-Moving Water Brings Garbage To White Rock Lake ShoresThe lake is surrounded by creeks that feed into the water that bring runoff from as far away as Frisco during a big downpour.