Posted: 11:28 AM COLLEGE STATION, May 14, 2013 — The cause of earthquakes is known: tectonic plates scraping and clashing against each other. Scientists seeking a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of that plate movement turn to Texas A&M University professor Wolfgang Bangerth, a widely respected expert in computational mathematics and mathematical modeling.
Updated: 2:40 PM HOUSTON – A federal court has rejected, for the second time, an attempt by ExxonMobil Corporation and two subsidiaries to get rid of a lawsuit filed against them by Sierra Club and Environment Texas. The lawsuit alleges thousands of violations of the Clean Air Act at the nation’s largest oil refinery and chemical plant complex, located in Baytown, Texas.
Posted: 9:38 AM COLLEGE STATION, April 30, 2013 — In the mind of Texas A&M University physicist Peter McIntyre, two of America's most pressing energy challenges -- what to do with radiotoxic spent nuclear fuel and dwindling energy resources -- can be solved in one scientific swipe.
Posted: 9:49 AM WASHINGTON -- The fertilizer plant explosion that leveled homes and killed at least 14 people last week in West, Texas, demonstrates the need for tougher chemical security laws, some Democrats say. Whether such proposals will have any legs on Capitol Hill remains uncertain.
Posted: 10:14 AM Texas summers are so hot that in many West Texas reservoirs, more water evaporates than gets used by people. In 2011, more water evaporated out of Lakes Travis and Buchanan in Central Texas than was used by their largest city customer, Austin.
Posted: 11:19 AM The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that protect our state’s human and natural resources while ensuring clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.
Posted: 11:16 AM AUSTIN - Strategies to conserve water in agriculture, landscaping and energy production could save 500 billion gallons of water per year in 2020, according to a new Environment Texas Research and Policy Center report. The report comes a week after a federal judge ordered the state of Texas to keep more water in the Guadalupe River to support endangered whooping cranes and as the Legislature considers funding a fifty year water plan.
Posted: 11:15 AM On Tuesday April 16th, the Senate Natural Resources committee voted 6-3 in favor of legislation to weaken the rights of Texans to protect their communities by challenging the permits of polluters.
Posted: 9:07 AM GENEVA (AP) — More than 140 nations adopted the first legally binding international treaty on Saturday aimed at reducing mercury emissions, after four years of negotiations on ways to set limits on the use of a highly toxic metal.
Posted: 3:55 PM Global warming was hot news this year, literally. Perhaps the most unavoidable climate story of 2012 was the warmth that gripped much of the United States, and to a lesser degree, the planet, throughout the entire year.
Posted: 3:49 PM DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause
Posted: 2:26 PM When researchers sent plants to the International Space Station in 2010, the flora wasn't meant to be decorative. Instead, the seeds of these small, white flowers—called Arabidopsis thaliana—were the subject of an experiment to study how plant roots developed in a weightless environment.
Posted: 2:26 PM A hundred years ago, two teams of explorers set out to be the first people ever to reach the South Pole. The race between Roald Amundsen of Norway and Robert Falcon Scott of Britain became the stuff of triumph, tragedy, and legend.
Posted: 10:08 AM A plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, environmental groups and one Colorado county.
Posted: 1:13 PM The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggested Thursday it would approve parts of Texas' clean air plan, a move that could help ease some of the strains between the state and the federal agency.