Texas General Land Office Receives $3M Grant For Coastal ProtectionThe Texas General Land Office is getting $3 million, the largest grant on the list, and contributing another $9.5 million to restore about 80 acres of coastal marshes in Galveston County’s Swan Lake.
Not Enough Oxygen - Scientists Predict Near-Record Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'Each summer the Gulf of Mexico hosts a human-caused "dead zone" that kills off marine life and this year scientists are predicting a near-record sized area.
Study: Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East In U.S.Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east.
Study: 100-Year Rain Events To Strike Texas More FrequentlyRainfall previously classified as 100-year events are now more frequent 25-year events, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Arctic's 'Last Bastion' Of Sea Ice Is Breaking Up For The 1st TimeRecent satellite imagery shows that some of the Arctic's oldest ice has been replaced by miles of open water for the first time on record.
Beluga Calf Rescued Off Alaska Moved To SeaWorld San AntonioAn endangered beluga whale calf rescued off Alaska's coast is now swimming in his new home at a SeaWorld theme park in Texas.
US Hits Record For Costly Weather Disasters: $306 BillionWith three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.
New Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellites Set To LaunchNASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will soon launch a new satellite that will make the CBS 11 Texas Weather Experts forecasts even more accurate.
Study: Climate Change Goosed Odds Of Record Hot FebruaryA freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States. The state of Texas had the hottest February on record.
Feds Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species ListFederal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals.
Feds Seek Rules For Swims With Hawaii DolphinsIf the dolphins stick around the shores of Hawaii, tour boats will inevitably show up, dropping passengers with floaties in the water for a swim. For many, it's a chance to realize a long-held dream. For the dolphins, however, they "come into the shore to rest and it doesn't seem like they're able to do that because they're surrounded."
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Hackers In China Breach U.S. Climate Agency WebsitesJust as North Texas hunkers down for the coldest pre-winter weather in more than a decade, news comes out that hackers from China breached government computer systems at the agency that oversees the National Weather Service.
Experts, Officials To Discuss 2011 Texas DroughtClimate experts and government officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss the severe 2011 drought afflicting Texas and the Southern Plains and what the outlook is for the future.