As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Natural Gas Pipeline Fire Near Somerville

A natural gas pipeline that caught fire near Somervile Wednesday morning remains under investigation. The Burleson County sheriff’s office reports no one was hurt. The fire, which was reported about…

Opposition to Dakota Access pipeline boils over in Austin

Hundreds protested at the Capitol on Tuesday, one of several demonstrations across the country against the oil pipeline being built by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Source: Texas Tribune Energy

Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation

A recent study has shown that dried plums are effective in protecting from bone loss due to iodized radiation. Dr. Nancy Turner in the department of nutrition and food science…

In Big Bend, Pipeline Opponents Claim Small Victory

A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and other disgruntled landowners is claiming a small victory in its long-shot battle to block a hefty pipeline planned to carry natural gas beneath 143…

In Pristine Big Bend Region, a Pipeline Could Run Through It

BREWSTER COUNTY — Peering from beneath the brim of his Indiana Jones-style fedora, David Keller marvels at the gently sloping mountains in Big Bend that frame everything in sight.  “It’s…