Texas

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Recent flooding in Houston has sent crude oil and toxic chemicals into Texas waterways, and residents and experts say regulators are not doing enough to address the threat to public health and the environment. Photographs taken by emergency management officials show oil slicks and other evidence of toxins spreading through the Sabine River on the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court reportedly appeared divided on a challenge to President...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld Texas' method of outlining...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...