Texan Reigns Over The Land - 8th-Grader Wins 2019 National Geographic BeeSame song, different verse for a young Texan. Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, took home top honors in the annual National Geographic GeoBee.
Environmental Report Says Texas Oil Boom Increasing Air Pollution LevelsThe death of a 16-year-old boy has heightened scrutiny of the U.S. government's ability to adequately care for the surge in migrant families and children crossing the border.
Ford Investigates Possible Overstatements On Gas Mileage And EmissionsFord Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions on a wide range of vehicles.
Study: Harvey Pollution Levels Likely Higher Than ReportedAn environmental report says the steep drop could have resulted from Gov. Abbott's decision to suspend state environmental reporting rules.
Huge Sea-Life Sculptures Made From Ocean's Plastic TrashHuge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore.
Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws By 2019Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
American Airlines Latest Company Getting Rid Of Plastic StrawsAmerican Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives.
Starbucks, Citing Environment, To Stop Offering Plastic Straws By 2020The company will become the largest food and beverage company operating globally to ban plastic straws from all of its stores.
More Than 1 Million Gallons Of Sewage Likely Won't End Up In White Rock LakeThe North Texas Municipal Water District said Thursday experts are still evaluating how far sewage from a leak in Plano Wednesday has traveled.
Report Finds More Than 95 Percent Of World's Population Breathing Unhealthy AirMore than 95 percent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, and the poorest nations are among the hardest hit, a new report has found.
Bag It Up: Dog Poop A Major Environmental Pollutant, Reports FindWhile many areas in the U.S. try to crack down on the littering aspect of not cleaning up after your dog, studies are also finding that dog poop is becoming a major environmental hazard too.
Trump EPA Expected To Roll Back Auto Gas Mileage StandardsThe Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration's plans to combat climate change.
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.